Use the following databases to find articles on your topic.
Use the following databases to find case law. Quicklaw
- Canadian case law and legislation.
- Canadian Legal Information Institute
This site contains case law and legislation from across Canada and has good BC coverage.
Federal Court of Canada Decisions
Decisions rendered by the Court, 1996 - present.
Supreme Court of Canada Decisions
Collection covers from 1948 to present and also has many decisions prior to 1948, including all decisions originating from BC, back to 1876.
Supreme Court of Canada
Courts of British Columbia
Provides full text rulings of the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal from 1996. See CanLII for earlier decisions.
Provincial Court of British Columbia
The Judgment Database contains judgments from 1999 - present.
BC Human Rights Tribunal
BC Human Rights Decisions are available in full text from 1997 to the present.
The British Columbia Reports
Includes the full text of decisions from 1867 to 1948 when the series ceased publication.
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal - Decisions
All decisions rendered by the Tribunal since 1979.
Law Reports - International
AustLII (Australasian Legal Information Institute)
BaiLII (British and Irish Legal Information)
LII (U.S. Legal Information)
WorldLII (World Legal Information).
- Find books at Douglas College Library. WorldCat
- Find books in libraries worldwide.
The following is a small sample of the journals available in this field:
Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia
|Alberta Law Review
The Canadian Bar Review
Canadian Journal of Criminology
The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Canadian Journal of Law and Society
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Criminology
|Journal of Law and Social Policy |
McGill Law Journal
Osgoode Hall Law Journal
Ottawa Law Review
Queen's Law Journal
University of British Columbia Law Review
University of Toronto Law Journal
Provide free legal services for people and non-profit organizations of limited means. Best Guide to Canadian Legal Reserach
How to get started on effective legal research. Courthouse Libraries BC
Includes an Unreported Decisions Index dating back to 1881 and more. Clicklaw
"Legal information, education and help for British Columbians". Canada's System of Justice
Gives an overview of the Canadian legal system. How Canadians Govern Themselves
(Eugene A. Forsey) Justice Institute of BC
See list of web resources on the library website.
BC Ministry of Justice Correctional Service Canada Department of Justice Canada Law Enforcement
- Public Safety Canada National Anti-Drug Strategy
Homepages of RCMP detachments are listed here, including Coquitlam, Langley, Burnaby and North Vancouver. RCMP services, resources and community crime statistics are covered. See also the Publications
section that includes titles such as Human Trafficking, Organized Crime and Restorative Justice. Police Resources in Canada
- Statistics New Westminster Police Service Vancouver Police Department
Law Library of Congress
- includes full text of laws, regulations and court decisions. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions U.S. Department of Justice Findlaw
- a guide to US case law, law review articles, etc.
- APA, MLA & more
Citing Canadian Statutes
All about citing Canadian statutes.
Time: 03:21. Guide to Legal Citation
- Douglas College Library Legal Citation
- Faculty of Law, Queen's University
BC Crime and Police Statistics
Contains a range of socio-economic information pertaining to British Columbia.
Crime Statistics - RCMP in Surrey, British Columbia
Provides statistics for Surrey such as motor vehicle accidents, break and enters, motor vehicle thefts etc.
CANSIM (Canadian Socio-economic database) contains Canadian data on a wide range of subjects, including crime and justice.
Juristat (Canadian crime statistics)
Statistics Canada Bureau of Justice Statistics
A wide range of Canadian crime and justice statistics.
This US Dept. of Justice agency gives worldwide statistics on crimes, criminal offenders, the justice system etc. Includes the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
with numerous statistical tables.