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    The Tulsa Race Massacre

    By Dr David Scott

    The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 saw between 39-300 people killed and 10,000 African Americans made homeless after two days of state violence. So why have we only begun to hear about this recently? Dr David Scott explores.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 May 2021

  • The Tulsa Race Massacre

    The Tulsa Race Massacre Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Library of Congress
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 May 2021
    The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 saw between 39-300 people killed and 10,000 African Americans made homeless after two days of state violence. So why...
  • Lessons from Covid-19: It’s time for a radical approach to homelessness and housing policies

    By Dr Daniel McCulloch, Dr Victoria Cooper

    Daniel McCulloch and Dr Victoria Cooper explore the current situation regarding homelessness and housing policy. The Government has shown they can tackle homelessness during Covid-19, so what will they do next?

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

  • Lessons from Covid-19: It’s time for a radical approach to homelessness and housing policies

    Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    Daniel McCulloch and Dr Victoria Cooper explore the current situation regarding homelessness and housing policy. The Government has shown they can tackle...
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2021

  • Psychological drama: Writing fictional crime drama for a forensic psychology course

    Psychological drama: Writing fictional crime drama for a forensic psychology course Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Micha Klootwijk | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2021
    For Graham Pike, writing psychology courses is part of the job. But what happened when he found himself having to create a crime drama?
  • Supporting young trans people’s rights to health and happiness

    By Dr Naomi Holford

    Transgender and non-binary children and young people are more visible than ever – but their voices are not often heard.

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2021

  • Supporting young trans people’s rights to health and happiness

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Feb 2021
    Transgender and non-binary children and young people are more visible than ever – but their voices are not often heard.
  • Lesbianism and the criminal law of England and Wales

    By Dr Caroline Derry

    There has never been a specific criminal offence of lesbianism – but does that really mean that women have never been prosecuted for same-sex relationships? This article separates myth from reality.

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2021

  • Lesbianism and the criminal law of England and Wales

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Feb 2021
    There has never been a specific criminal offence of lesbianism – but does that really mean that women have never been prosecuted for same-sex relationships?...
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    Little white lies: Whiteness, reflexivity, race and criminology

    By Rod Earle

    Why is it important for White people to talk about Whiteness? Rod Earle, a senior lecturer in youth justice, explores this in relation to racism and criminology…

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    30 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2021

  • Little white lies: Whiteness, reflexivity, race and criminology

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    Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 01 Feb 2021
    Why is it important for White people to talk about Whiteness? Rod Earle, a senior lecturer in youth justice, explores this in relation to racism...
  • Understanding homelessness

    Attempting to understand or quantify homelessness can be difficult, the reasons people find themselves on the streets can be as complicated and as varied as accessing any potential means of support. 

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    30 mins

    Updated on:

    09 Oct 2020

  • Understanding homelessness

    Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Oct 2020
    Attempting to understand or quantify homelessness can be difficult, the reasons people find themselves on the streets can be as complicated and as varied as...
  • The Homeless Problem

    By Dr Victoria Cooper, Dr Mathijs Lucassen, Dr David Scott, Dr Daniel McCulloch

    Why do people become homeless? How many people does it affect? This series of short films explores the complex reasons that lead to people finding themselves on the street and the difficulties in supporting them in light of the consequences of...

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    30 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2020

  • The Homeless Problem

    Featuring: Video Video
    Duration 30 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    Why do people become homeless? How many people does it affect? This series of short films explores the complex reasons that lead to people finding themselves...
  • No place like home: Prisons and homelessness

    By Dr David Scott

    The homeless and especially those who are rough sleepers, comprise a disproportionate number of people in prison in England and Wales. Dr David Scott looks at why prisons and the streets are not a replacement for a true home.

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2020

  • No place like home: Prisons and homelessness

    Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    The homeless and especially those who are rough sleepers, comprise a disproportionate number of people in prison in England and Wales. Dr David...
  • What's it like being homeless?

    Listen to John, Paul and Danny, as they share their experiences of live on the streets. Find out how Danny travelled around the UK and why he avoided London.

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    30 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2020

  • What's it like being homeless?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Duration 30 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    Listen to John, Paul and Danny, as they share their experiences of live on the streets. Find out how Danny travelled around the UK and why he avoided London.

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The DipHE in...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
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    Updated 25 Oct 2021
    This masters degree explores new perspectives and ways of thinking about crime,...

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