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  • Even the homeless can have a 'home'

    By Dr Clare Kinsella

    A judgement in a Liverpool court has confirmed that even people without a physical home are entitled to a sense of...

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    26 Jun 2018

  • Even the homeless can have a 'home'

    Updated 26 Jun 2018
    A judgement in a Liverpool court has confirmed that even people without a physical home are entitled to a sense of home. Clare Kinsella explains.
  • Avoid being held to ransom by SamSam

    By Mike Richards

    The city of Atlanta was shut down by a ransomware attack - what should you do to avoid being a victim of similar...

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    24 Apr 2018

  • Avoid being held to ransom by SamSam

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2018
    The city of Atlanta was shut down by a ransomware attack - what should you do to avoid being a victim of similar attacks?
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    The Prosecutors

    The Prosecutors focuses on how our criminal justice system works by following various prosecutions from start to finish. The series...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • The Prosecutors

    Introductory level Updated 27 Mar 2018
    The Prosecutors focuses on how our criminal justice system works by following various prosecutions from start to finish. The series from The Open University...
  • Life in immigration limbo: Befriending the women of Yarl's Wood

    By Joanne Vincett

    Detainees at Yarl's Wood don't know how long they will be held at the facility before being removed from the UK. And...

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Life in immigration limbo: Befriending the women of Yarl's Wood

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    Detainees at Yarl's Wood don't know how long they will be held at the facility before being removed from the UK. And that creates an enormous strain, as...
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    03 Mar 2018

  • Why challenging sexual violence takes more than just a starring role at The Oscars

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2018
    This weekend the Oscars brings to the end an awards season dominated by the post-Weinstein movements to address sexual harassment and gender inequality. But,...
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    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By David Scott

    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug...

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    22 Jan 2018

  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.
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    OU on the BBC: From deep space to the deep oceans

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Jan 2018

  • OU on the BBC: From deep space to the deep oceans

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    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've explored the universe, our planet - and the...
  • Drugsland

    Exploring the consumption, dealing, treatment and policing of illegal drugs in the city of Bristol. 

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    5 mins

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    27 Nov 2017

  • Drugsland

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2017
    Exploring the consumption, dealing, treatment and policing of illegal drugs in the city of Bristol. 
  • 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 mins

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    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2017

  • All You Need to Know About Drugs

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    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...
  • Strategies to reduce the prison population

    By David Scott

    Dr David Scott explores the rising prison population in the UK and considers a number of measures aimed at...

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    5 mins

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    23 Oct 2017

  • Strategies to reduce the prison population

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Dr David Scott explores the rising prison population in the UK and considers a number of measures aimed at downsizing the system.  

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    Forensic psychology

    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

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    24 hours

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    24 Apr 2018

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    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
  • 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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    2 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    26 May 2017

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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...
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    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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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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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...
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    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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Feb 2016

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    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm'...
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    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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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Feb 2016

  • The technology of crime control

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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
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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 16 Jul 2018
    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 16 Jul 2018
    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
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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 16 Jul 2018
    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
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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 16 Jul 2018
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...