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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. 

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our catalog or to more information on external sites.

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State agency services

Legal, law enforcement and correctional professionals who have a State Library card can:

  • Access free e-books, online journals and other resources.
  • Request scanned and certified copies of laws, rules and other materials for no charge.
  • Have books and research articles delivered directly to your office.

Other researchers

If you are not employed by the state of Florida, you can request:

  • Scanned and certified copies of laws, rules and other materials  for a fee.
  • Most of the materials in this bibliography through your local public or law library. 

Law and justice in history

Law and justice today

Law, reports and statistics

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Professional resources

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,465,913. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.