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Prayer in the Public Domain

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Prayer in the Public Domain New content
Updated 30 Jul 2015
By Dawn Cope
Understanding the 17 Town of Greece, New York v Galloway et al Docket case with prayer and community in mind.

Learning to be citizens

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jul 2015
The goverment has recently highlighted that students are learning to be terrorists while at university; this article takes an opposing view and...

Sacred and secular: How to research a blog post

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 22 Jun 2015
Find out about the sacred and secular project and how to research law and religion cases for your blog posts on the subject. 

The Laurie Taylor interviews

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The Laurie Taylor interviews Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2015
Why does Laurie Taylor think sociology is important? What advice does he have for our students? In this series of videos the Thinking...

Laurie Taylor interview: What have been the key trends in sociology over your lifetime?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
In this short video, Laurie Taylor mulls over the key trends that have occured during his lifetime in the field of sociology.

Laurie Taylor interview: What do you think about the growing popularity of criminology?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
Laurie Taylor explores why he thinks criminology is growing in popularity in the world of social sciences in this video. 

Laurie Taylor interview: How did you get in to presenting Thinking Allowed?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
In this short video, Laurie Taylor, presenter of Thinking Allowed and sociology professor, explains why he wanted to host the BBC Radio 4 show....

Order your free 'The Met' poster

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Updated 02 Jun 2015
Order your free poster on the policing puzzle to accompany the BBC/OU series The Met.

Timeline: The Metropolitan Police

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 02 Jun 2015
Journey back to when The Met began with our interactive timeline and discover the cases and technology that reshaped policing in the UK. 

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Modern slavery

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Modern slavery Copyrighted image Credit: © Richard D Kaplan
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Jun 2015
This free course focuses on the topic of modern slavery. It is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights...

The law-making process in England and Wales

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law and law-making process in England and Wales. It...

Changing law: mental capacity legislation

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Changing law: mental capacity legislation Copyrighted image Credit: © Morfudd
Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 07 Jan 2015
The aim of the unit is to consider how legal problems are identified and how the law develops to address those problems. It uses the evolution of...

Privacy rights and the law

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Privacy rights and the law Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Sep 2014
Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right – but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the...

Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Exploring the boundaries of international law Copyright free image Credit: © 2012 The Open University. All rights reserved
Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Sep 2014
This unit of study is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts which underpin your study of international law. It introduces...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Aug 2014
Many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those of England and Wales. Centuries of development and growth have been influenced by...

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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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...

Starting with law: An overview of the law

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Starting with law: An overview of the law Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Jun 2012
The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life. But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them?...

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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
Duration 1200 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
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 04 Aug 2015
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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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
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...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in anti-social behaviour? What can be done to tackle the breakdown...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an individual activity? What impact is the financial crisis having on...

Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychological Studies

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Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The DipHE in Criminology and Psychological Studies explores a range of fascinating...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies

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BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Aug 2015
Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies explores a range of fascinating...