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An Italian dissident

An Italian dissident Creative commons image Credit: static461 under CC-BY-NC licence [Warning: Image page contains swearing]
Introductory level Updated 05 Feb 2013
We look at why Roberto Saviano's book Gomorrah - an expose of the mafia in Napoli - is so ground-breaking 

Are the police corrupt?

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Introductory level Updated 22 Jan 2013
What moral lines are police officers willing to cross? A recent survey by Dr Louise Westmarland explores just this question

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Welfare, crime and society

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Welfare, crime and society Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 14 Dec 2009
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...

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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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Sep 2014
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...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Sep 2014
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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Duration 3000 hours Updated 15 Sep 2014
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...