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Criminal Justice: Recommended resources

ebook collections

You can find eBooks purchased by the Library using Primo Search. Enter your keyword search and use the Refine my results options to limit the results to Books that are Available online. Alternatively, use the search box below.


See more tips on finding and using eBooks.

Library databases

See all Law & Justice Studies databases and Emergency Management, Policing & Public Safety databases.

Need some help with understanding how to use Library databases? See our Database Help Guide.

Legal resources

Cases or Case Law

Case law is an important primary source in legal research. It refers to the decisions made by the courts which can both establish and refine legislative law. Case law is also referred to as “common law”. You can access case databases from the Case Law tab on the Law Library Guide. 

Finding Cases on a General Topic

Use secondary sources (encyclopaedias, textbooks, commentary or journal articles) to direct you to the major cases in a particular area of law.


Legislation is laws made by Parliament in the different jurisdictions of Australia and comprises:

  • Acts (also called statutes)
  • Subordinate or delegated legislation (including regulations, rules, by-laws, ordinances, orders and legislative instruments).

Use the secondary sources (encyclopaedias, textbooks, commentary or journal articles) to direct you to the appropriate legislation in a particular area of law.

Accessing Legislation

You can access legislation from around Australia on the Legislation tab of the Law Library Guide.

Need some help with understanding how to find and use Legal Resources? See the Legal Research Skills Guide.



Professional organisations

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