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Socio-Legal Studies: Getting Started

Subjects: Criminology, Law, Sociology

Socio-Legal Studies Collections

The socio-legal studies collections are housed in two locations: the Bodleian Law Library and the Social Science Library.

The Bodleian Social Science Library (SSL) houses the research and teaching collections of the former library of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and is the primary library for teaching support in this subject. The SSL also holds a core journal collection and material reflecting the research interests of the Centre since it was founded in 1972.

The Bodleian Law Library has extensive UK legal deposit and foreign collections covering all aspects of law and includes historical and expansive works on crime, criminal justice and penal systems.

New and Trial Resources

What do people think about politics?

The 2017 Audit of Political Engagement from the Hansard Society is based on an annual survey of the public conducted by Ipsos MORI between 2 December 2016 and 15 January 2017. The research was carried out face-to-face in people’s homes and considers attitudes towards Brexit, levels of political participation, perception of politics, parliament and politicians.

Political Disengagement in the UK: Who is Disengaged, a House of Commons library research briefing, summarises recent research on the topic.

Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

An Open Access journal, run by doctoral students and overseen by Centre Fellows.

Records Relating to the Slave Trade at the Liverpool Record Office

This full-text databases provides access to one of the best collections in British archives of private merchants' papers relating to the transatlantic slave trade.

Subject Guide

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Jo Gardner
Bodleian Social Science Library
Manor Road Building
Oxford OX1 3UQ
01865 278721

Bodleian Law Library

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Elizabeth Wells
Bodleian Law Library
St Cross Building
Manor Road
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