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  • All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license

    All You Need to Know About Drugs

    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore...

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    15 Nov 2017

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    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore the OpenLearn video content, articles and...
  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

    By Hugh McFaul

    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this...

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    10 mins

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    17 Oct 2017

  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this has been impaired through voluntary...
  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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    12 Oct 2017

  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

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    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.
  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

    By Dr Zoe Walkington

    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the...

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    19 Sep 2017

  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

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    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find...
  • Drugs and the law: Legal highs

    By Hugh McFaul

    The UK recently issued a blanket ban on 'legal highs' but what does this legislation mean? Can the prohibition...

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    13 Sep 2017

  • Drugs and the law: Legal highs

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Sep 2017
    The UK recently issued a blanket ban on 'legal highs' but what does this legislation mean? Can the prohibition of selling these drugs stop their use?...
  • You Decide: Is it a crime? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    You Decide: Is it a crime?

    By Hugh McFaul

    What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your...

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    You Decide: Is it a crime? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Sep 2017
    What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your decision based on what you think is legal...
  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    By Lisa Claydon, Paul Catley

    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.
  • Are there other responses to urban terror than just more bollards? Creative commons image Icon Stephen McKay under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    25 Aug 2017

  • Are there other responses to urban terror than just more bollards?

    Are there other responses to urban terror than just more bollards? Creative commons image Icon Stephen McKay under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Can we adapt urban environments in the face of a changing terrorist threat? Jon Coaffee says it's going to take more than just more concrete and steel...
  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    25 Aug 2017

  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and Andrew V. Papachristos were able to...
  • Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Prejudice and Pride

    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.

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    25 mins

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    04 Aug 2017

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    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.

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  • Introduction to critical criminology

    This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in...

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    This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief...
  • Race, ethnicity and crime

    This free course, Race, ethnicity and crime, briefly examines the relationships between race and ethnicity, and crime, criminalisation and criminal...

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    This free course, Race, ethnicity and crime, briefly examines the relationships...
  • The problem with crime

    This free course, The problem with crime, looks at the issues of order and disorder. Can the way these issues are represented change your view of a...

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    24 Feb 2016

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    This free course, The problem with crime, looks at the issues of order and...
  • The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a 'society', define...

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    24 Feb 2016

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • Criminology beyond crime

    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To...

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    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm'...
  • The technology of crime control

    How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology of crime control, provides the opportunity to listen to an argument...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology of...

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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 13 Nov 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

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    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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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 13 Nov 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 13 Nov 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    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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    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 13 Nov 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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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 13 Nov 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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    What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If...

    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

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    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...