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The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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Scottish courts and the law

This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You consider the way in which cases come to court, the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems, the separation of powers, how individuals may become involved with the court system, the alternatives to courts that have evolved in recent decades and future advances that are being considered. You learn about the work of lawyers and the judiciary and explore how Scottish courts and tribunals operate in an open and transparent way working to ensure justice.

Free course
24 hrs

Society, Politics & Law 

Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find out in our interactive...

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Murder and the mental state of the defendant

How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this has been impaired through voluntary intoxication?

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The Scottish Parliament and law making

This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UK’s constitution. It considers how, and why, laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters, reserved matters, legislative competence, secondary legislation, and the work of MSPs and MPs. It discusses the characteristics of the constitution, the importance of the concept of the rule of law, how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament.

Free course
24 hrs

Society, Politics & Law 

The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

TV Programme

Society, Politics & Law 

Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The psychological approach focuses on examining what makes some individuals, but not others, behave badly. The sociological approach looks at why some individuals and some behaviours, but not others, are defined as disorderly.

Free course
8 hrs

Society, Politics & Law 

Brexiting Hub

Britain is currently negotiating its departure from the European Union. The Brexiting Hub is here to help make sense of what this means for the nations, for Europe - and for you.

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President Trump: A collection

The first six months of his presidency have shown that - whatever your opinion of him - Donald Trump is unlike any American Preident of the modern era. Here, OU experts - and others - share their commentary on Donald Trump, and his impact on America and beyond.

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House of Lords: an audio collection

Dr Richard Heffernan discusses the past, present and future of the House of Lords.

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30 mins

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What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term?

Yesterday [24th September 2017] Angela Merkel won a fourth German Presidential election. But challenges from the edges of politics suggests this isn't going to be an easy few years for her. Patricia Hogwood explains why. 

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