Through an annual collaborative effort between the library, the CRJS department and Student Learning Services, the following guide is made available specific to students in the Criminal Justice degree program. You will find examples of how to cite legislation, case law, government information, statistics and more! Please find a link to the electronic version below, or visit the reference desk in the library to borrow a hard copy.
The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2018), a.k.a. the McGill Guide, was created in an effort to standardize Canadian legal citation and provide a nationally acceptable reference system and has generally been adopted as the authority on legal citation in Canada. Please be mindful that this is the preferred style to cite Canadian Law. The following are reliable online guides that provide examples of McGill
Here is a great website that you may find helpful for citations and formatting.
In legal writing there are plenty of acronyms (particularly when looking at case law and legislation, case reporters etc.). If you come across an acronym you are not sure (eg: what is the difference between DLR and SCR?!) try using the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.