Social Sciences (Crime) OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Social Science Class Studying Crime Rates

Published Feb 08, 2009

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The Open University offers a free OpenCourseWare titled 'The Meaning of Crime.' The course provides for an in-depth examination of crime and how societies have dealt with it and its effects. This undergraduate-level course is appropriate for students studying Criminal Justice, Sociology, Public Policy and related fields.

The Meaning of Crime: Course Specifics

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The Meaning of Crime: Course Description

'The Meaning of Crime' is a free OpenCourseWare from The Open University. The course features crime statistics as well as insights into how crimes can be prevented. Specific course topics include society's attitudes towards, definitions of and fascinations with crime along with how to interpret crime, how to use evidence and how criminal behavior starts. The course's case studies focus on the United Kingdom, but the lessons learned from these studies can be applied to societies around the globe. Students should set aside eight hours to complete this undergraduate-level course.

Materials for this free online course include online unit notes and a bibliographic list of references. Students interested in this course should visit the society and crime course page.

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