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Race and hate crime go unreported because people believe police will do little

Race and hate crime go unreported because people believe police will do little Copyrighted image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 20 May 2014
As UKIP's European election campaign increasingly targets minorities and migrants, tens of thousands of race hate crimes are going unreported,...

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
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...

For our most powerful and hypocritical leaders, crimes are things others commit

For our most powerful and hypocritical leaders, crimes are things others commit Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 28 Mar 2014
The crisis in Crimea illustrates the egregious hypocrisy and unctuous sanctimony at the heart of western foreign policy, writes Mehdi Hasan.

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Starting with law

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Starting with law Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Starting with law explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You will examine how...

Social care, social work and the law - England and Wales

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Social care, social work and the law - England and Wales Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This unit is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from...

Social work and the law in Scotland

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Social work and the law in Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Jul 2014
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Jul 2014
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Jul 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...