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Australian and international journal articles


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Australian criminology and law journals, cases, encyclopaedia.

AustLII Case Law Database

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Decisions of judges in matters before an Australian court or tribunal.
Cases include links to cases and legislation referred to in decision.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations Solve abbreviations for legal publications - case reporting series and journals.

Australian Criminology

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Australian journal articles on crime and the criminal justice system

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Criminal Justice Database

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Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

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Congressional hearings, U.S. Department of Justice publications, GAO and CRS reports as well as rare or hard-to-find pamphlets, memoirs, books and journals dedicated solely to criminal justice that focus on how criminal justice systems have changed in American and English law .


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Newspaper articles, press releases (comprehensive Australian coverage).

Federal Register of Legislation

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Australian Commonwealth Acts, Bills, EMs, Government Gazette, Constitution


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Australian Law Reform Commission Library, international criminology and law journals


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Australian, New Zealand and Pacific criminology and law journal articles, including the Australian Federal Police Digest


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Search where a case, legislation or article is referred to by using this citator.
Legify Easy access to Commonwealth & State legislation and subordinate legislation (eg regulations)

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Australian criminology and law journals, cases, encyclopaedia

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Articles, ebooks, pbooks, videos,  and more.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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NCJRS has literature related to  research, policy and practice in criminal and juvenile justice and drug control, including U.S. and international publications, including federal, state and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audio-visual presentations and unpublished research.

Oxford Bibliographies
- Criminology

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Annotated bibliography and encyclopaedia


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Australian and international theses and journal, magazine, and newspapers articles


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Psychology and psychological aspects of crime


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Index of resources on criminology and related disciplines


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Westlaw Australia

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Australian criminology and law journals, cases, encyclopaedia

WIREs Forensic Science

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Encyclopaedic resource on crime scene investigation, digital sciences, and jurisprudence

Sage Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods (SRM) allows researchers to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.
Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
All Databases  Databases can be browsed by Subject or Title.  Example: Education & Higher Education databases

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Biomedical Science Databases
Forensic Science & Toxicology Databases
Law Databases
Psychology Databases
Sociology Databases
Women's Studies Databases

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