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The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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You Decide: Is it a crime?

What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your decision based on what you think is legal in our interactive.

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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 answers are difficult to come by. What politics is and equally, who does it, and where it is done are hotly debated and highly contested. This OpenLearn course will introduce you to some of these debates, and their implications for the study and practice of politics.

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15 hrs
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The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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Scottish courts and the law

This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You consider the way in which cases come to court, the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems, the separation of powers, how individuals may become involved with the court system, the alternatives to courts that have evolved in recent decades and future advances that are being considered. You learn about the work of lawyers and the judiciary and explore how Scottish courts and tribunals operate in an open and transparent way working to ensure justice.

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24 hrs
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Psychology in the 21st century

Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the focus for different psychologists. Using learning as an example, you will discover how many different approaches can be adopted, thus illustrating that there is no single way of answering psychological questions.

Free course
12 hrs
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Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an Independent Scotland is inevitable. He explains why.

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5 mins
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Brexiting Hub

Britain is currently negotiating its departure from the European Union. The Brexiting Hub is here to help make sense of what this means for the nations, for Europe - and for you.

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General Election 2017: A collection

An extraordinary period in British political life, as seen by OpenLearn. Dig into our election coverage from the seven-week campaign nobody was expecting.

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President Trump: A collection

The first six months of his presidency have shown that - whatever your opinion of him - Donald Trump is unlike any American Preident of the modern era. Here, OU experts - and others - share their commentary on Donald Trump, and his impact on America and beyond.

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House of Lords: an audio collection

Dr Richard Heffernan discusses the past, present and future of the House of Lords.

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30 mins