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Learning to be citizens

Learning to be citizens Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jul 2015
The goverment has recently highlighted that students are learning to be terrorists while at university; this article takes an opposing view and...

Lex Talionis and Retribution

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Lex Talionis and Retribution Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
This animation explores the idea of retribution and 'an eye for an eye..' theory. 

University courses for prisoners could reduce re-offending rates

University courses for prisoners could reduce re-offending rates Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 23 Dec 2014
Can higher education enable former prisoners to overcome some of the many barriers they face after release from prison?

Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison

Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison Copyrighted image Credit: Razzdazzdesign | Dreamstime.com
Updated 15 Jul 2014
What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities? And why is there an increasing number of older men who...

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

Thinking Allowed - Russian women prisoners

Thinking Allowed - Russian women prisoners Creative commons image Credit: By Noukka Signe via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Updated 30 Jan 2013
In the light of Pussy Riot's imprisonment, Thinking Allowed looks at research on Russia's distinctive penal geography

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Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

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Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals,...

Financial strategy and private finance initiative

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Financial strategy and private finance initiative Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 29 Jun 2009
Does a hospital have to be owned and managed by the same sector that provides its services? In the early 1990s, the Private Finance Initiative was...