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    Why are nonhuman animals victims of harm?

    In this free course Why are nonhuman animals victims of harm you will investigate why nonhuman animals tend to be overlooked as victims of violence The course explores some of the social processes and structures that victimise other animals such as livestock farming The course also highlights some of the environmental harms related to livestock farming You will learn about how harms are perpetuated by language and imagery as well as how language and imagery can be used to oppose and resist harms against nonhuman animals This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD311 Crime harm and the state Content warning Study in the social sciences and criminology in particular inevitably touches on sensitive and emotive topics that may be difficult and upsetting This course explores harms against nonhuman animals that you may find difficult to work with including images of nonhuman animals in confinement

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Nov 2020

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    Why are nonhuman animals victims of harm? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jo-Anne McArthur
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 Nov 2020
    In this free course, Why are nonhuman animals victims of harm? you will...
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    Critical criminology and the social sciences

    This free course Critical criminology and the social sciences will provide you with an insight into some of the main disciplines within the social sciences focusing in particular on critical criminology It will begin by outlining some of the defining characteristics of the social science disciplines of psychology law sociology and critical criminology Using the global financial crisis of 20078 as a case study the course will then provide you with an insight into how academics working in some of these different disciplinary backgrounds make sense of a similar topic in different ways The course will conclude by considering the place of critical criminology within the social sciences

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Apr 2020
    This free course, Critical criminology and the social sciences, will provide you...
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    Questioning crime: social harms and global issues

    This free course Questioning crime social harms and global issues introduces the concept of social harm as an alternative to the more familiar concept of crime as a basis for studying aspects of the social world which are damaging or harmful In doing so it will encourage you to think critically about the strengths and limitations of criminology as a subject area

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2020

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 17 Feb 2020
    This free course, Questioning crime: social harms and global issues, introduces...
  • An introduction to crime and criminology

    Crime evokes a wide variety of reactions in people fear anger fascination excitement curiosity This course An introduction to crime and criminology considers the relatively commonplace problem of vandalism in the form of graffiti as one example through which to explore your own views about an everyday sort of crime 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 to recognise that private troubles and social issues are often linked together

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2020

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    Crime evokes a wide variety of reactions in people: fear, anger, fascination,...
  • Race, ethnicity and crime

    This free course Race ethnicity and crime briefly examines the relationships between race and ethnicity and crime criminalisation and criminal justice It considers the relationship between crime and cultural difference the notion of criminalisation and how its processes affect individuals and their opportunities and the lived consequences of racialisation Specifically you will examine the ways in which these criminalisations which lead to the overpolicing overincarceration and underprotection of particular populations lie at the heart of critical criminological arguments

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    1 hour

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 May 2019

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    This free course, Race, ethnicity and crime, briefly examines the relationships...
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    Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course Forensic science and fingerprints covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study how they are used in court and some of the questions about the extent to which fingerprint identification is sound and scientific Students will learn the principles used in classifying and matching fingerprints often called marks

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2019

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
  • Criminology beyond crime

    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

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2018

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    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 07 Nov 2018
    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm'...
  • Introduction to critical criminology

    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

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    2 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2018

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    The problem with crime

    This free course The problem with crime looks at the issues of order and disorder Can the way these issues are represented change your view of a city Taking Glasgow as an example you will look at the problem of crime and how misrepresentation can easily occur

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

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    The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime A famous phrase but what is crime This free course The meaning of crime examines how we as a society define crime You will look at the fear that is generated within communities and what evidence is available to support claims that are made about crime rates

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
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