Law and Justice in Florida
This guide from the State Library of Florida explores law and justice, both in Florida history and in modern times.
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- Law and Justice in History
- Law and Justice Today
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- Denham, James M. Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015.
- Florida Railroad Commission. Annual Report. Tallahassee, FL: 1888-1960.
- Huffstodt, Jim. Everglades Lawmen: True Stories of Danger and Adventure in the Glades. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 2000.
- Karl, Frederick B. The 57 Club: My Four Decades in Florida Politics. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2010.
- Manley, Walter W., E. Canter Brown, and Eric W. Rise. The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821-1917. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997.
- Manley, Walter W., and Canter Brown. The Supreme Court of Florida, 1917-1972. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.
- Matthew, Sidney L., ed. The Tallahassee Bar. Tallahassee, FL: Tallahassee Bar Association, 2000.
- Rogers, William Warren, and James M. Denham. Florida Sheriffs: A History, 1821-1945. Tallahassee, FL: Sentry Press, 2001.
- Rosen, Deborah A. Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015.
- State Archives of Florida. “Florida Supreme Court Collection.” Florida Memory. Florida Division of Library and Information Services.
- State Archives of Florida. “Supreme Court Records: Florida’s Supreme Court and the Territorial Court of Appeals.” Florida Memory. Florida Division of Library and Information Services.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Uniform Crime Reports.” FBI.gov. U.S. Department of Justice.
- Florida Commission on Offender Review. Annual Report. Tallahassee, FL: 1941-present.
- Florida Department of Corrections. Annual Report. Tallahassee, FL: 1977-present.
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement. County and Municipal Arrest Data. Tallahassee, FL: 2000-present.
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida Report. Tallahassee, FL: 1994-present.
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Florida’s Annual Crime Clock. Tallahassee, FL: 2000-present.
- Florida Office of the Attorney General. Report of the Attorney General of the State of Florida, Including Attorney General’s Opinions. Tallahassee, FL: 1889-present.
- Florida Public Service Commission. Annual Report. Tallahassee, FL: 1965-present.
- State Library of Florida. “Laws and Regulations.” Florida Division of Library and Information Services.
- U.S. Office of Justice Programs. “National Criminal Justice Reference Service.” NCJRS.gov. U.S. Department of Justice.
- Arnold, Jason Ross. Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promise and Failures of US Open Government Laws. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014.
- Bernard, Thomas J., and Megan Clouser Kurlychek. The Cycle of Juvenile Justice. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Doerner, William G. Florida’s Criminal Justice System. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2012.
- Gaskew, Tony. Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation Into Humility. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.
- Healey, Paul D. Legal Reference for Librarians: How and Where to Find the Answers. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2014.
- Moncrief, Gary F., and Peverill Squire. Why States Matter: An Introduction to State Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.
- Skarbek, David. The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Thomas, David J. Understanding Violent Criminals: Insights From the Front Lines of Law Enforcement. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
- Van Wormer, Katherine S., and Albert R. Roberts. Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009.
- Warner, Sara. Down to the Waterline: Boundaries, Nature, and the Law in Florida. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2005.