Step into a world of crime
Have you watched enough CSI to know what constitutes as good forensic evidence? Are you a believer of 'don't do the crime if you can't do the time'? How much do you know about workplace accidents? Or perhaps you have other beliefs about the criminal justice system and want to find out more? Step into three very different and immersive stories to find out what you really know about crime.
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Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand?Learn more ❯Does prison work?
This free course explores the law on corporate responsibility for industrial incidents looking at the UK law, impact of globalisation and exploring Bhopal as a case study.Learn more ❯Corporate responsibility for industrial incidents
This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a 'critical stance' on the fundamental concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal justice systems.Learn more ❯Introduction to critical criminology
This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To illustrate this concept, the course considers developments in Green Criminology, which have sought to examine the problems of global environmental harm and the myriad interactions between human beings and the natural environment.Learn more ❯Criminology beyond crime
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BSc (Honours) Forensic Psychology
What makes people do harm to others? What is a psychopath? How do you conduct an intervention with someone convicted of a violent crime, or help someone who has been the victim of crime? This degree explores these and many other important questions to do with psychology, crime and justice. You’ll also cover the field of psychology more broadly, gaining a window into the workings of the mind and insights into why people behave the way they do. Key features of the course: Investigates how psychology is critical to understanding education, employment, mental health and relationships Explores how forensic psychologists contribute to debates on crime, policing, criminal justice and rehabilitation Builds advanced analytical and communication skills Enhances your employabilityRead more ❯BSc (Honours) Forensic Psychology
Crime, justice and the workings of the law are matters that affect us all and often dominate the news. This degree takes a critical and analytical view of the role and functions of the legal system, and examines its relationship with criminal behaviour.Read more ❯BA (Honours) Criminology and Law
How and why do different societies define specific acts as ‘crimes’ and certain people as ‘criminals’? Why do some people develop addictions, not others? Why do less equal societies have more crime? What is happening when a person tells a lie? Is crime best understood as the product of individual choices or social conditions? This qualification explores questions like these about how people behave and examines how governments determine what they will and won’t tolerate, and why. Key features of the course Understand how criminology helps us to make sense of crime, social conflict, criminal justice and criminalisation Understand the uses of psychology and how it can be applied in practical and professional contexts Appreciate the insights provided by different perspectives within criminology and psychology Increase your employability across a diverse range of careers.Read more ❯BA (Honours) Criminology and Psychology
What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to crime? Social science explores such questions and helps inform others – from police officers to civil servants to business executives – who want to base their decisions on the best evidence. The BA (Honours) Combined Social Science is designed to be very flexible, enabling you to develop a variety of knowledge and skills from a combination of subjects including psychology, sociology, social policy, criminology, geography, politics and economics. You can choose to follow a named specialism by concentrating on one of these areas, or create your own combination of subjects. This degree course will equip you with skills highly valued by employers, such as using IT for the retrieval and effective presentation of information and data; critical evaluation; and concise writing. You’ll have your own specialist, subject-based academic support as well as opportunities to join in online communities of other social sciences students for teaching, learning and peer support.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Social Sciences