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Socio-Legal Studies: Getting Started

Subjects: Criminology, Law, Sociology

Work in progress


Some of the links in this LibGuide are broken due to a system-wide change. We are aware of this, and are fixing the links. In the meantime, you will find all of the Bodleian Libraries subscription resources listed at A-Z Databases and SOLO.

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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.

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)

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.

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.