About the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure
The Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (ARCP) is a comprehensive, topic-by-topic summary of federal criminal procedure. The goal of the ARCP—which is written, updated, and edited by members of The Georgetown Law Journal—is to provide readers with an objective, concise, and accurate overview of criminal procedure in the federal courts. The current edition of the ARCP, published in October 2021, represents the fiftieth year in which the editors and staff of The Georgetown Law Journal have provided this valuable service to the legal community.
The ARCP serves as a practical aid to a diverse readership that includes prosecutors and defense attorneys, judges and their law clerks, and prisoners assisting in their own defense or appeal. In conjunction with Georgetown Law, the staff and editors of The Georgetown Law Journal distribute over eleven thousand copies of the ARCP annually.
Recent ARCP Prefaces
Forty-fifth edition: Preface by Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier
Forty-sixth edition: Preface by Professor Abbe Smith
Forty-seventh edition: Preface by Sally Q. Yates and Andrew Bruck
Forty-eight edition: Preface by Barry Scheck
No Preface for the Forty-ninth edition
Ordering the ARCP
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Contacting the ARCP
We strongly encourage our readers to send comments and suggestions so that future staff members and editors can continue to improve the ARCP. We also welcome contact from organizations, such as books-to-prisoners programs, who are interested in cooperating in efforts to achieve wider distribution of the ARCP to prisoners.
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