This guide is intended for students and researchers studying criminal law and criminology at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for criminal law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.
For English legislation and law reports, holders of an Oxford Single Sign looking should turn to a subscription database: such as Westlaw Edge UK or LexisLibrary.
When looking for articles in law journals on criminal law -start your search in Westlaw (as it includes the Criminal Law Review)
Both LexisLIbrary and Westlaw have practitioners' texts on aspects of criminal law and procedure.
For these topics, you may find useful material on all 4 Floors of the Bodleian Law Library
On Level 2 - the floor at which you enter the Law Bod
Current monographs for England & Wales, and Scotland (as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and USA) These have shelf marks beginning:
KM500 - KM565 Criminal Law
KM600 - KM700 Criminology
Also on Level 2. Books with shelf marks beginning General and Cw Gen (comparative studies looking at 2 or more jurisdictions) and UK law journals
Level 3 - one floor up from the entrance level
Books with shelf marks beginning Crim - Criminology, Euro Comm - European Union Law, Internat 580 - international criminal law, and works looking at the law of national juisdictions in Europe
Level 1 - one floor down from the entrance level
Books looking at the law of the remaining jurisdictions of the world (such as China, India, South Africa etc) and comparative law journals (issues 2000 onwards)
Ground Floor - Has the Bodleian Official Papers collection
The SSL or the Bodleian Social Science Library is the next door neighbour of the Law Bod, in the Manor Road building - at most a 10 minute walk away.
The SSL holds the teaching collection of works on Criminology: supporting the MSc in Criminology courses. It also includes collections of closely related subjects such as sociology, social work, economics, politics, refugee studies.
The RSL or Radcliffe Science Library is a 15 minute walk from the Law Library. The RSL holds the print collection for psychology.