The 5 Best Street Law Textbooks

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Any high school or college student hoping to get a firm grasp on how the legal system actually works in practice would do well to investigate one of the street law textbooks listed here. Everything from criminal justice to civil rights is covered in their pages, giving readers an insight into how legal theory translates directly into real-world applications. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

2. Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

3. Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street

Editor's Notes

March 26, 2019:

These textbooks cover a wide range of material, so a large part of any user's buying decision will hinge on what, exactly, they want to learn about. For example, Street Law: Understanding Law and Legal Issues takes a look at the statutes governing everyday life, rather than focusing on criminal laws that students will hopefully never have to navigate. On the other hand, Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street provides a useful primer on how law enforcement officials apply legal codes in everything from evidence gathering to prosecution. No one book will be comprehensive, so it's up to the user to decide which area seems most relevant or interesting.

4. Law 101

5. Contemporary Criminal Law

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