Advanced Search  
printer Print View 
Law and Government Overview
Prevent and Solve Legal Problems
Finding and Working with Lawyers
Resources for K-12 Teachers
Resources for the Media


Criminal Law


Enron (1)
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg (2)
Lindbergh Kidnapping (2)
Menendez Brothers (1)
O.J. Simpson (2)
Rodney King (1)
Salem Witch Trials (2)
Scottsboro Boys (2)
Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber) (1)

Browse all the Lawforwa Resources on Criminal Law

show all | pages: 1 2 sort resources alphabetically
Showing items 1 - 5 of 10    < Previous page    Next page >
Resource Description:
Questions answered by the resource:

Famous Trials
Source: University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law

Documentation and summaries of some of the most famous trials from 399 B.C. to present, as compiled and written by Professor Douglas Linder. Information for many trials includes newspaper accounts, trial records including transcripts, Supreme Court arguments and decisions, letters or diary entries, images, chronologies, and Linder's summaries. Trials include: Trial of Socrates, Trial of Jesus, Trial of Galileo, Salem Witchcraft Trials, John Peter Zenger Trial, Boston Massacre Trials, Mutiny on the Bounty Court-Martial, Burr Conspiracy Trial, Amistad Trials, Dakota Conflict Trials, Lincoln Conspiracy Trial, Johnson Impeachment Trial, Susan Anthony Trial, Louis Riel Trial, Lizzie Borden Trial, Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Bill Haywood Trial, Sheriff Shipp Trial, Triangle Fire Trial, Black Sox Trial, Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Leopold and Loeb Trial, Scopes "Monkey" Trial, Sweet Trials, Scottsboro Boys Trials, Hauptmann (Lindbergh) Trial, Nuremberg Trials, Alger Hiss Trials, Rosenberg Trial, Lenny Bruce Trial, Mississippi Burning Trial, Chicago 7 Trial, My Lai Courts Martial, Charles Manson Trial, John Hinckley Jr. Trial, Chamberlain "Dingo" Trial, McMartin Preschool Trial, LAPD Officers' (King Beating) Trial, O.J. Simpson Trial.
full description

The Rodney King Beating Trials
Source: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Discussion of the Rodney King beating incident which occurred during the 1991 Los Angeles riots, authored by Professor Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Includes an analysis of the subsequent trials involving LA police officers, excerpts of testimony, and a description of key evidence, including the video.
full description

The Scottsboro Boys
Source: Court TV

Information on the Scottsboro rape case, including the racial tensions surrounding it, its impact on due process and the right to adequate legal representation, and the trials and appeals themselves which occurred in the 1930's. Includes biographies of the key players in the case and summaries of the two Supreme Court decisions involved.
full description

Source: The Washington Post

An archive of articles and information on the Enron lawsuit. The website also includes a link to a timeline outlining the fall of Enron.
full description

Ted Kaczynski/Unabomber
Source: by Farlex

Information about Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, including his biography, manifesto, bombings, and apprehension and trial.
full description