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TASC Legal Studies: Crime in society


Other useful LibGuides

Journals and Journal articles

You can find more articles in three steps:

  1. Go to the library home page > LibGuides > A-Z Database list and click on the 'ANZ Reference Centre' link.  
  2. Search for terms like 'dispute resolution' AND 'Australian law'. Use advanced search to add extra search terms. 
  3. Control what sort of article you find by filtering your results. You might like to filter your results so you only find full-text articles from domestic academic journals published in the last five years? 

Criminal Law blogs

Lawyers Weekly For legal news, legal opinions on the news, opinions and useful links
Crime at the Coal Face Short news and opinion posts organised into topics such as domestic violence, public order and drink driving 
Open and Shut is a blog dedicated to freedom of information and privacy legislation in Australia. 
Reasonable Grounds legal news from a Sydney lawyer easy to navigate via an extensive word cloud
Future Criminals legal news and philosophy on a wide range of subjects

Online resources

Australian Institute of Criminology
Is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice and uses evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.This site provides information regarding the criminal justice system and types of crime including drugs and alcohol, environmental crime, violence, cyber crime, economic crime, and orginised and transnational crime.

The Tasmanian Law Handbook
Victims of Crime 
The Australian Bureau of Statistics 

Analysis and opinion

ABC Radio National - Law Report
Provides jargon-free stories regarding law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. Search for an article using a keyword search or click on Past Programs to browse the A to Z topic list.

The Drum (ABC)
Provides analysis and opinions regarding current issues. Unfortunately, it's not possible to conduct a keyword search for an article provided by this site, but a function is available to search the whole of the ABC site.

The Conversation
An excellent source of analysis and opinion articles about current issues.