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Society, Politics & Law

Society, Politics & Law

So many people, how do we get on together, and what happens when we don't?
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Judges and the law

How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code' and 'common law' systems, and the advantages and disadvantages of the common law system. The role of the judiciary in the law-making process is explored by examining the origins of common law, the ...

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20 hrs
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What is politics?

This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It is dedicated primarily to answering the question of what politics is. Although the question might seem rather simple, it elicits various, often contradictory responses. As you will realise, in politics as in much of the humanities and social sciences definitive ...

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15 hrs
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An introduction to crime and criminology

The course goes on to consider how social scientists and criminologists, in particular, study and seek to understand problems of crime. The course invites you to develop what can be called your 'criminological imagination'. This, in part, involves viewing criminological issues or problems from multiple perspectives but also encourages you ...

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6 hrs
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Innovation in policing

This free course, Innovation in policing, explores the concept of innovation from the perspective of police and policing. It considers the ways in which innovation can apply in policing and how those working in policing and related fields can become more innovative.

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4 hrs
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Care before profit: working as a cleaner in a care home during the Covid-19 pandemic article icon

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Care before profit: working as a cleaner in a care home during the Covid-19 pandemic

Workers in the care sector, both public and private, were at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 following the outbreak across Scotland in early 2020. Jacky Yuill was part of that fight and shares her story

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A woman's place is in the Union - a film by the EIS

In 2018 the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) began archiving the contributions of former women activists who played a key role in the disputes of the 1970s and 1980s

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