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Criminology: Top Crim Sources

This guide will help you find academic resources about criminology.

Primary Legal Information (Acts & Judicial Decisions)

Access Quicklaw here if the link below isn't working. 

Note that these are sources for judicial decisions (court cases) and legislation (also called acts or statutes).  These do not contain criminological analysis, but they are the primary legal documents generated by Canadian parliament and courts.

Top Resources

Statistics Canada
Search for daily news, statistics and key economic indicators on Canadian society

Stats Canada Juristat
This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of topics and issues related to justice and public safety. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. To search this publication, put your terms in the box next to "Filter items."

Index of Downloadable Statistics Canada Publications
In-depth reports and publications on a variety of StatsCan topics including transportation, employment, labour, census. A very valuable resource. Use when you know the StatCan publication number.

BC Stats  Search the BC Stats website to find government reports and statistics for British Columbia


Accessing Databases from Home

Use your VCC Login (Your student ID number) and Password (usually your birthday in MMDDYY format) to access VCC Library databases from home (some, such as Statistics Canada, for example are public and freely accessible). For additional information, go to the Computers, Equipment & Wireless link and refer to the section entitled "To Login"


Search for materials in the library catalogue

Search using keywords. You'll find books, DVDs and online resources like e-books and streaming video, as well as articles from many of our databases.

Books, DVDs, and More

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