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Crime, Order and Social Control: Track 1

Have you ever been the victim of crime? Are you fearful of rising crime rates? Crime is one of contemporary society's most pressing social problems - how should we respond to it? This album visits various communities in the UK to explore issues of criminal justice and the introduction of possibly controversial crime control initiatives such as restorative justice, which involves offenders meeting their victims. It also looks at schemes tackling problems of racial violence and other anti-social behaviours. This material forms part of The Open University course D315 Crime, order and social control.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 2 hours 30 mins
  • Updated Monday 14th December 2009
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Sociology
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Track 1: Crime, order and social control

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2008


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Crime, order and social control    A short introduction to this album. Play now Crime, order and social control
2 The killing of Stephen Lawrence    How the brutal murder of a teenager in 1993 uncovered institutional racism, and became the driving force to improve race relations and criminal justice law in Britain. Play now The killing of Stephen Lawrence
3 Taking racial abuse seriously    How a new easier-to-prove offence allows the courts to deal more effectively with perpetrators of racial harassment. Play now Taking racial abuse seriously
4 Improving police procedures    Plumstead police's efforts to provide higher quality of service to the victims of racial incidents. Play now Improving police procedures
5 Training police in Plumstead    Patrol officers discuss policy with the Racial Incident Unit's solicitors. Play now Training police in Plumstead
6 Visiting victims of racial abuse    How the Racial Incident Unit follows up after an attack in Plumstead. Play now Visiting victims of racial abuse
7 Police and the community    How community relations schemes are now an important aspect of police officer training programmes. Play now Police and the community
8 Crime and community safety    How social policies such as the Rock Challenge programme empower youth to have fun without drug-taking, thereby preventing crime. Play now Crime and community safety
9 Anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOS)    An ASBO police co-ordinator explains what this powerful piece of legislation is and how it can be used as a crime-reduction strategy. Play now Anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOS)
10 Gated communities    Why the rise in gated communities, and are they a valid answer to crime reduction? Play now Gated communities
11 Urban crime and regeneration in Scotland    A look at urban crime and regeneration in Leith. Play now Urban crime and regeneration in Scotland
12 Crime and the rural idyll    Defining what 'rural' means to different groups, and considering rural crime. Play now Crime and the rural idyll
13 Crime in urban and rural contexts    A look at crime in both the rural and urban context. Play now Crime in urban and rural contexts
14 Reshaping communities    Conclusions about the struggle for both urban and rural order in different parts of Scotland. Play now Reshaping communities
15 Restorative justice: Involving the victims of crime    How restorative justice works in New Zealand, and how it might be introduced in the UK. Play now Restorative justice: Involving the victims of crime
16 Restorative justice: dealing with shoplifters    A look at a crime initiative in Milton Keynes that uses restorative justice when dealing with shoplifters. Play now Restorative justice: dealing with shoplifters
17 Restorative justice in action    How offenders in restorative justice initiatives get a chance to express remorse and apologise to victims. Play now Restorative justice in action
18 Restorative justice: does it work?    Evaluating the effectiveness of restorative justice. Play now Restorative justice: does it work?