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Code of Criminal Procedure Records

ALI.04.025

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Code of Criminal Procedure Records
Date:
circa 1925-1959
Call Number:
ALI.04.025
Extent:
150 items
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
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Text: [Box]
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Abstract:
In March 1925, the American Law Institute (ALI) started the Code of Criminal Procedure project. The resulting volume attempted to provide a framework for effective administration of criminal law while maintaining protection for the rights of the accused. The collection, circa 1925-1959, includes drafts, correspondence, minutes, and other materials related to the drafting of the code, which outlined procedures for carrying out criminal law and defined the rights of the accused in areas such as arrest, bail, and execution.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Code of Criminal Procedure Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.025, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

At the request of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, in March 1925, the American Law Institute ( ALI) started the Code of Criminal Procedure project. The resulting volume attempted to provide a framework for effective administration of criminal law while maintaining protection for the rights of the accused. William Mikell and Edwin Keedy served as co-reporters. The Code of Criminal Procedure was adopted by the American Law Institute in June 1930. The ALI spent many years following its endorsement trying to get states to adopt the code.

Scope and Contents

The Code of Criminal Procedure Records, circa 1925-1959, include drafts, correspondence, minutes, and other materials related to the drafting of the code, which outlined procedures for carrying out criminal law and defined the rights of the accused in areas such as arrest, bail, and execution.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to material of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.

Processing Information note

Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.

Reprocessed by Amanda Curylo, November 2007.

Encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology.
  • Association of American Law Schools.
Personal Name(s)
  • Keedy, Edwin R. (Edwin Roulette), 1880-1958
  • Mikell, William E., 1894-
Subject(s)
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal procedure

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