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Law Resources: Cases

Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913  

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Law Resources: Consumer

Consumer Crime Cases  

Digests of hundreds of appeal cases that either directly relate to consumer protection offences or deal with those aspects of criminal law and procedure of which all those engaging in criminal litigation should be aware. Articles are free; access to cases and legislation is by subscription.

Law Resources: Criminal

Criminal Procedure Rules  

Publisher: Justice  

Kings College London: Centre for Crime and Justice Studies  

Well-clasified links to: general criminal justice, criminology, law, media, police, prison (corrections), probation, research tools.

Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) Codes of Practice  

Publisher: Home Office  

Codes made under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, concerning (A) stop and search (B) searching of premises and seizure of property, (C) detention, treatment and questioning, (D) identification of persons, (E) audio recording of interviews, (F) visual recording of interviews and (G) powers of arrest.

Law Resources: Criminal: International

International Criminal Court: Legal Representation  

Publisher: Coalition for the International Criminal Court  

International Criminal Court: Legal Tools  

The Tools serve as an electronic library on international criminal law and justice, providing legal information, commentaries and an application to work more effectively with core international crimes cases (involving war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide).

UN Crime and Justice Information Network  

Includes links to UN documents, UN and other, organizations, statistical sources, country information , laws, treaties and constitutions.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  

Global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.

Law Resources: Criminal: Sentencing and Prison

Howard League for Penal Reform  

Independent charity working for humane and effective reform of the criminal justice and penal system in England and Wales; site provides a range of information on this topic.

Open Justice  

Bringing together some of the key facts and real stories about different aspects of criminal justice; including sentencing and sentences, restorative justice, prison and probation.

The Directory: Community Support and Advice


Organisation working with young people who find themselves in difficult situations.

Child Abuse Prevention Network  

US-based worldwide centre for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.


An independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes.

National Clearing House on Child Abuse and Neglect Information  

US organisation established by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to collect, organise, and disseminate information on all aspects of child maltreatment.

Victim Support  

A charity helping people cope with the effects of crime.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals

Court of Appeal Criminal Division  

What we do We hear appeals from proceedings in the Crown Court. We hear appeals against: convictions in the Crown Court sentences given by the Crown Court (even if the conviction was in a magistrate’s court) confiscation orders imposed by the Crown Court For all these cases we also handle applications for permission (‘leave’) to appeal. We also hear other types of appeal from proceedings in the Crown Court, including cases referred to us by the Attorney General where there is concern that the sentence given by the Crown Court may have been too lenient. We also hear appeals from decisions made by ‘service courts’ (military courts) and are known as the ‘Court Martial Appeal Court’ when we do.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: International

International Criminal Court  

Established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 17 July 1998. The first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law and ensure that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: Tribunals

First-tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation)  

We are responsible for handling appeals by victims of violent crime where they disagree with a decision by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority about compensation.

Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (POAC)  

Superior court of record which was created by the Terrorism Act 2000 to deal with appeals in cases where the Secretary of State for the Home Department refuses to de-proscribe organisations believed to be involved in terrorism.

The Directory: European and EU Institutions


Europol is the European Union law enforcement organisation that handles criminal intelligence. Its aim is to improve the effectiveness and co operation between the competent authorities of the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and serious international organised crime.

The Directory: Government Departments

The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial