The LIAC Crime Library is a collection of well-known criminal cases that happened between the early 1980s and 2014. It has been designed as a resource for HSC Legal Studies students and teachers. Each case includes links to the court decision (if available), how to find media reports about the crime, and any books or other resources that discuss the case.
Some of these cases may have been appealed or overturned since 2014. Use the Legal Studies - HSC research guide to find newspaper articles and other resources which will help you update cases.
This list contains some cases that have no published decision. They have been included because they’ve attracted a high level of media commentary.
Evaluating the effectiveness of the law?
These websites will help you find information about any issue you have identified from this case and background information that is helpful for evaluating the effectiveness of the legal system
Statistics can be helpful for evaluating the effectiveness of the legal system:
This guide has been developed by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW. The State Library holds an extensive collection of case law, legislation and looseleaf publications.