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  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2017

  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...
  • 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:

    25 May 2017

  • 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 25 May 2017
    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of forensic psychology, corporate crime...
  • After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services?

    By Dan Lomas

    The apparent sophistication of the terror attack on the Ariana Grande gig builds pressure on security services, says...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services?

    After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    The apparent sophistication of the terror attack on the Ariana Grande gig builds pressure on security services, says Dan Lomas.
  • After Manchester: Can you make venues safer? Creative commons image Icon Hannah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: Can you make venues safer?

    By David Lowe

    The bombing of a crowd leaving a venue can be hard to prevent. David Lowe asks if we need new strategies.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: Can you make venues safer?

    After Manchester: Can you make venues safer? Creative commons image Icon Hannah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    The bombing of a crowd leaving a venue can be hard to prevent. David Lowe asks if we need new strategies.
  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    By Ian Cummins, Martin King

    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2017

  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.
  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Edward Viles / British Library

    Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    By Conor Deane-McKenna

    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2017

  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Edward Viles / British Library
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable, explains Conor Deane-McKenna.
  • 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

    Updated on:

    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
    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

    Updated on:

    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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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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....

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

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    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

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    Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The DipHE in...

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    Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The BSc (Honours)...

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    What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...