The LIAC Crime Library is a collection of well-known criminal cases designed as a resource of HSC Legal Studies students and teachers. Each case includes links to the court decision (if available), databases of newspaper and legal journal articles, and any books that cover the case.
The Find a Case tab is alphabetically arranged by:
- the name of the victim,
- name of the accused and
- case name
This list contains some cases that have no published decision. They have been included because they’ve attracted a high level of media commentary.
This guide takes you to key eresources, books and information for each case. You will need to
sign up for a Library card to use some of the resources.
We've added icons next to each resource so you know where you can use them.
|In the Library, or anywhere if you are a NSW resident with a Library card|
|Only in the Library|
|Publicly available - you don't need a Library card|
This resource has been produced by LIAC in response to information requests from legal studies students. Many of the cases covered are on violent crimes and contain very graphic details that may shock or disturb readers. Warnings have been placed on the cases that are the most extreme. LIAC does not intend that the inclusion of cases in this guide should be interpreted as a suggestion to read such material.
This Guide has been developed by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC).
LIAC maintains the Find Legal Answers website and manages the Find Legal Answers service in public libraries across NSW.
Ask a librarian - to contact us for help or any help with locating information on this guide.
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