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  • 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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    Article

    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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    Article

    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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    Article

    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.
  • What's your verdict? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    What's your verdict?

    By The OpenLearn team

    What exactly is 'justice'? Follow our fictional case and see if you can make judgements based on the facts as they...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2016

  • What's your verdict?

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    What's your verdict? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2016
    What exactly is 'justice'? Follow our fictional case and see if you can make judgements based on the facts as they are presented to you
  • The Prosecutors Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gold Star Productions/BBC

    The Prosecutors

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

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    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2016

  • The Prosecutors

    The Prosecutors Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gold Star Productions/BBC
    Updated 22 Jan 2016
    The Prosecutors focuses on how our criminal justice system works by following various prosecutions from start to finish. The series from BBC and the OU...
  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong? Creative commons image Icon Tom Gill under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    By Professor Brian Nussbaum

    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong? Creative commons image Icon Tom Gill under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model, explains Brian Nussbaum.
  • Killed by Agatha Christie: Strychnine and the detective novel Creative commons image Icon savagecats under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Killed by Agatha Christie: Strychnine and the detective novel

    By Deborah Blum

    In the first Poirot book, the murderer's weapon of choice is the bitter poison strychnine. The scientist, writer and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2015

  • Killed by Agatha Christie: Strychnine and the detective novel

    Killed by Agatha Christie: Strychnine and the detective novel Creative commons image Icon savagecats under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2015
    In the first Poirot book, the murderer's weapon of choice is the bitter poison strychnine. The scientist, writer and poison expert Deborah Blum reopens the...
  • By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University

    By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire

    By Dr Jacqueline Baxter

    Public confidence in accountability and governance of the British emergency services is likely to be undermined by...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Oct 2015

  • By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire

    By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Oct 2015
    Public confidence in accountability and governance of the British emergency services is likely to be undermined by the new, flawed, system currently being...

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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

    Updated on:

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

    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 20 Jan 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Jan 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 20 Jan 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychological Studies

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Jan 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 20 Jan 2017
    Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The BSc (Honours)...

    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

    Course Course
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...

    BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If...