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Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

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Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

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Welfare, crime and society

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Intermediate Level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries...

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Introducing the social sciences

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Introducing the social sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Mar 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
An ideal introduction to the disciplines that make up the social sciences - psychology, social policy, criminology, geography, environment,...

Introducing the social sciences - part one

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Introducing the social sciences - part one Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Mar 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Introduces the disciplines that make up the social sciences - psychology, social policy, criminology, geography, environment, politics,...

You and your money: personal finance in context

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You and your money: personal finance in context Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 300 hours Updated 10 Jan 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
This practical course builds your financial knowledge and skills, improves your understanding of personal finance and develops your awareness of...