Corporate Crime Legal Research Refresher

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  • Identify the scope of the legal question Jurisdiction Key sources and search termsApplicable time periodStart by consulting a secondary sourceIdentify the relevant legislationIdentify the cases that are on-pointConfirm the authority is still good lawSearch online to fill gaps in your researchKeep a record of your research trail
  • Corporate Crime Legal Research Refresher

    1. 1. Corporate Crime Legal Research Refresher Charlotte Gill Senior Research Librarian, Law Aug 2015 © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    2. 2.  Objectives  Research Strategy  Case Study  Resources Outline © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    3. 3. Objective  Refresh your legal research skills  Highlight some of the relevant resources. © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    4. 4. Research Strategy Have a plan! 26 August 2015 © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    5. 5. Legal Research Process  Identify the scope of the legal question  Start by consulting a secondary source  Identify the relevant legislation  Identify the cases that are on-point  Confirm the authority is still good law  Expand your search to fill any gaps  Keep a record of your research trail (Modified from http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/Irsp/overview/process.php) 26 August 2015 © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    6. 6. LawNet, Lexis, Westlaw Search Function LawNet Lexis Westlaw And AND AND & or OR OR a space e.g. lawyer counsel And Not But Not NOT AND NOT % Phrase searching Simply enter the phrase the way it ordinarily appears. Simply enter the phrase the way it ordinarily appears. “ _” Truncation * (? – single letter) ! ! Wildcard * * * Within N words w/n W/N /n Precedes by N words PRE/N +n In same paragraph W/P /p In same sentence w/s /s 26 August 2015 © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    7. 7. Database Help Sheet  Available on the Law Research Navigator © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    8. 8. Case Study Review the law regarding corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom. © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    9. 9. New Library Search © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    10. 10. Books © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    11. 11. Books © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    12. 12. Virtual Browse © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    13. 13. ebooks © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    14. 14. ebooks © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    15. 15. Everything © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    16. 16. Just Articles © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    17. 17. Filter by topic and date © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    21. 21. Saving articles – e-Shelf © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    22. 22. E-shelf © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    23. 23. Commentary © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    24. 24. LexisLibrary (UK) content is now available on Lexis Singapore ! © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    26. 26. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    27. 27. Halsbury’s Laws of England © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    28. 28. Search © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved (corporate or "white collar") w/5 (crime OR liability)
    29. 29. Keyword search results © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    30. 30. Browse © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    31. 31. Browse the Index © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    32. 32. Browse the index © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    33. 33. Index © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    34. 34. Relevant sections © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    35. 35. Key Cases © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    37. 37. Index © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    38. 38. Index © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    39. 39. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    40. 40. Key legislation © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    44. 44. Find related explanatory note © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved www.legislation.gov.uk
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    46. 46. Background © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    47. 47. Commentary on Sections © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    48. 48. Commentary on Sections © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    49. 49. Hansard References © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    51. 51. Hansard © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    53. 53. Law Commission Report © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    56. 56. Hansard © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    57. 57. Case Law Research Tesco Supermarkets v Nattrass  Use JustCite – locate the case and note up. Available in LawNet  Or Westlaw International © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    58. 58. Westlaw © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    60. 60. Westlaw © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    61. 61. Westlaw © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    62. 62. Westlaw © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    63. 63. Westlaw © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    64. 64. Westlaw © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    65. 65. Journal Articles  Westlaw World Journals © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    69. 69. i-law.com © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    75. 75. Google Scholar © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    80. 80. Google Scholar © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    82. 82. News Search Factiva  Over 28,000 sources from 157 countries in 23 languages, including nearly 600 continuously updated newswires like Dow Jones and Reuters. More than 2,300 sources are available on or before the date of publication.  Find listed Singapore and international companies information under Companies/Markets and browse selected newspapers under News Pages. © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    83. 83. Other Jurisdictions © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
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    85. 85. Subject Guides © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    86. 86. Corporate Crime Guide © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    87. 87. Summary  Research process  Start with secondary sources  Resources:  Lexis Singapore  Westlaw  i-law.com  SMU Research guides  Take notes of sources and keywords  Seek help early. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
    88. 88. 26 August 2015 Need help? Email library@smu.edu.sg Thank you! © Copyright 2013 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved

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