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  • An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers Creative commons image Icon Yurly Akopov under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

    By Daniel McCulloch, Dr Victoria Cooper

    You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Apr 2017

  • An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

    An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers Creative commons image Icon Yurly Akopov under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the homeless doesn't reflect that well on the UK.
  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Navy

    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    By David Scott

    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Apr 2017

  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Navy
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to respond to. The OU's David Scott explains...
  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    By Martin Upton

    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Mar 2017

  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.
  • The People on the Notes: Elizabeth Fry

    By Dr Rosalind Crone

    Elizabeth Fry, sometimes known as 'the angel of prisons', was depicted on the £5 note for over a decade - only...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Feb 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Elizabeth Fry

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Feb 2017
    Elizabeth Fry, sometimes known as 'the angel of prisons', was depicted on the £5 note for over a decade - only recently being replaced by Winston Churchill....
  • Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? Creative commons image Icon marwho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

    By Dr Richard Forno

    Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

    Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? Creative commons image Icon marwho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the challenges of cybersecurity.
  • Finding the Truth Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Finding the Truth

    By Professor Graham Pike, Prof Steve Tombs, Dr Victoria Cooper

    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Oct 2016

  • Finding the Truth

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    Finding the Truth Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 03 Oct 2016
    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of forensic psychology, coroporate crime...
  • The making of 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'- Interviews with Keo Films Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    The making of 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'- Interviews with Keo Films

    Professor Marie Gillespie interviews Will, James and Daisy from Keo films on the making of the series 'Exodus: Our...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jul 2016

  • The making of 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'- Interviews with Keo Films

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    The making of 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'- Interviews with Keo Films Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Jul 2016
    Professor Marie Gillespie interviews Will, James and Daisy from Keo films on the making of the series 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'. 
  • What have the railways got to do with the 999 system? Creative commons image Icon Ben Brooksbank [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    What have the railways got to do with the 999 system?

    By Dr Chris A Williams

    Did you know when you dial '999' the origins of this system lie in the railways? Explore the history here. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jul 2016

  • What have the railways got to do with the 999 system?

    What have the railways got to do with the 999 system? Creative commons image Icon Ben Brooksbank [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jul 2016
    Did you know when you dial '999' the origins of this system lie in the railways? Explore the history here. 
  • How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language? Creative commons image Icon Steve Rhodes under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language?

    By Dr Diana Eades

    A new set of guidelines offers law enforcement officers ways to ensure language skills aren't a bar to understanding...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Feb 2016

  • How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language?

    How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language? Creative commons image Icon Steve Rhodes under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
    A new set of guidelines offers law enforcement officers ways to ensure language skills aren't a bar to understanding your rights when arrested.
  • What did it mean to be found guilty by joint enterprise? Creative commons image Icon M Zhu under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What did it mean to be found guilty by joint enterprise?

    By Mischa Wilmers

    How "joint enterprise" could lead to people being jailed for murder even when they didn't directly kill anyone.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Feb 2016

  • What did it mean to be found guilty by joint enterprise?

    What did it mean to be found guilty by joint enterprise? Creative commons image Icon M Zhu under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
    How "joint enterprise" could lead to people being jailed for murder even when they didn't directly kill anyone.

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  • Welfare, crime and society

    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 across the...

    By The iTunes U team

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    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Dec 2009

  • Welfare, crime and society

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    Welfare, crime and society Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 14 Dec 2009
    If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychological Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychological Studies
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The DipHE in...

    BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies

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    BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The BSc (Honours)...

    BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology

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    BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If...

    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

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    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...