Research guides

Pennsylvania Criminal Law

Arrest, Search & Seizure

The following resources provide information regarding arrest, search, and seizure in Pennsylvania.

Member Databases

The following member database includes information regarding arrest, search, and seizure in Pennsylvania. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. This database is also available in the library.

Pennsylvania Criminal Law (LexisNexis Practice Guide)
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. See Chapter 8: Search Warrants.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. See "Arrest" (vol. 3) and "Searches & Seizures" (vol. 43).
Also on the library's Lexis computers and in print.

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information regarding arrest, search, and seizure in Pennsylvania. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Pennsylvania Criminal Practice West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 6: Arrests and Chapter 19: Search and Seizure. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See "Arrest" (vols. 3) and "Searches & Seizures" (vol. 43). Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Handbook LexisNexis

Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 139: Searches & Seizures. Library also has previous edition: see all.

PBI Publications

In conjunction with its continuing legal education courses, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) produces many books each year covering various criminal law topics, including arrest, search, and seizure. Some of these concentrate on more specific or unusual areas of the law. When a researcher has difficulty finding an answer in the manuals or form books, it is a good idea to turn to a PBI publication for guidance.

Criminal Law Symposium
See Chapter B: Search and Seizure Update.
Library has annual volumes from 1984-present.

Department of Corrections 101
Includes forms.
Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure: Elements, Analysis, and Application
See Part 1, Section A: Search and Seizure.
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Preliminary Criminal Procedures: From Arrest to Arraignment
Includes forms.
Library also has previous edition: see all.

The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure in Pennsylvania
Library also has previous editions: see all.