Along with this research guide, you may also find the following guides helpful as well.
Legal History: Crime and Punishment Research Guide
This guide details primary English and American resources on the history of crime and punishment.
Often times using a reference book to begin your research can be the most helpful starting point to explore a topic or find some contextual information. However, even if you have some knowledge of your topic, a reference book could be used to discover leads to more in-depth resources.
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Available in Print: Young Library -- Books - 4th Floor (HV6773.52 .A47 1999); Online Access
Available in Print: Young Library -- Books - 4th Floor (HV6556 .N48 2010)
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