Welcome to FindLaw's section on Arkansas criminal laws, featuring a collection of articles highlighting many of the state's criminal statutes. This section includes articles about Arkansas' laws regarding illicit drugs, child abuse, identity theft, domestic violence, and other offenses. The state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act, for example, prohibits identity fraud, false advertising, falsification of used car odometers, and related deceptive acts. Also, Arkansas is one of a shrinking number of states that uses capital punishment (the death penalty) for certain homicides with aggravating circumstances. Click on a link below to learn more about Arkansas' criminal laws, with code citations and links to related resources.