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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:

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 (Law Bod or BLL)

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.

How to find ...

What do people think about politics?

A House of Commons library research briefing, summarises recent research on the topic.
An Open Access journal, run by doctoral students and overseen by Centre Fellows.
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.