R v AdamDiane BrimbleR v BuiR v Bunting & WagnerR v Burrell - Dorothy DavisR v Burrell - Kerry WhelanR v BW & SW (No 3)R v CampbellR v CarrollChamberlain v RR v Collisson, R v BradleyR v CooperR v DarwicheR v DawesR v De GruchyR v Dehaybi; R v JDDPP v EadesDrive by shootingR v FarmerR v FernandoR v FlemingR v FolbiggR v FraserGang Rape No 1Gang Rape No 2Gang Rape No 3R v GilhamR v GonzalesR v GSRSPCA v HamiltonR v HatfieldR v HearneR v HoerlerR v Jamieson; R v Elliott; R v BlessingtonR v JohnsonR v JustinsR v KalajzichR v KinlochR v LaneR v LavenderR v LMWR v LodhiR v McKennaR v MurdochR v O'GradyFarah Abdulkadir JamaR v MerrittIvan MilatR v MorganR v MurphyR v NamR v NgoR v OslandR v Penisini, R v Lagi, R v TaufahemaR v RivkinR v Reynolds; R v SmallSatorre v R, R v AB, R v TanR v SLDR v SorrellR v SuttonR v TangR v ThomasR v Joseph ThomasWainohu v NSWR v WardR v WalshR v WaterlowR v Matthew Grant WebsterR v WhiteR v WoodR v WorrallGang Rape CasesR v FilippouDirector of Public Prosecutions v NeethlingTG v RYoung driver - dangerous driving causing death - SBF v RR v MarshR v LeungSingh v RHarding v RCrump v New South WalesFrederick McDermottKeisha Abrahams - R v AbrahamsR v Dean - murders of 11 nursing home victimsDeath of unborn childAbortion - use of defence of necessityBugmy v The QueenR v Di Cianni and PintabonaR v Jacobs - Murder of police officerMurder of police officersMagaming v The QueenR v NadenR v Loveridge - manslaughter by an unlawful and dangerous actR v Gittany - murder - trial by judge aloneR v StenbergR v Nguyen - Murder of police officerR v KainMango tree case - R v Choi Kia Tang, murder of David Laxale
Crime Library TemplateR v Mulvihill - Murder of Rachelle Yeo - Domestic violence
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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2016 URL: http://guides.sl.nsw.gov.au/liac-crime-library Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Getting started

Introduction to the LIAC Crime Library

The LIAC Crime Library is a collection of well-known and recent criminal cases that happened between the early 1980s and 2014.  It has been designed as a resource of HSC Legal Studies students and teachers. Each case includes links to the court decision (if available), links to media reports about the crime, and any books or other resources that discuss the case.  


The Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) no longer provides a specialist service to students. Support for HSC Legal Studies students and teachers has been integrated into the State Library’s HSC support programs. 

Making the most of the LIAC Crime Library

  • sign up for a Library card  - you will then have access to the State Library's collection of eResources to access full-text newspaper and magazine articles

  • use the tabs:

    • Find a Case tab is alphabetically arranged by:

      • the name of the victim,

      • name of the accused and

      • topic list

This list contains some cases that have no published decision. They have been included because they’ve attracted a high level of media commentary. 

    • What's new tab lists the most recent cases added to the crime library

    • eResources & media reports - you have access to these databases if you have a library card

    • Crime and Going to court - both these tabs take you to our research guide Crime: HSC Legal Studies.  This guide will help you find useful information on a range of criminal justice issues.  Use both these guides together as an invaluable resource for students studying crime.

We've added icons next to each resource so you know where you can use them.

In the Library, or anywhere with a Library card icon In the Library, or anywhere if you are a NSW resident with a Library card
Only in the Library icon Only in the Library
Publicly available icon Publicly available - you don't need a Library card

Legal information at the Library

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.

LIAC provides quality legal information to NSW communities through the public library network, the dedicated Find Legal Answers website and by working collaboratively with key agencies.


Key tips

  • You will need to use the tabs across the top of the guide to find key information
  • To make the best use of this guide, sign up with the State Library of NSW so that you have access to full text newspaper, magazine and law journal articles from home
  • Read our Find Legal Answers blog.


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.


Criminal justice issues

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:


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