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Sep 25th 2017

There are three orienting facts that render mass incarceration in the United States an ethical problem worthy of our deep consideration. First, the rate of incarceration has grown dramatically over the last 40 years so that today there are 2.2 million people in prison or jail, and another 5 million on probation or parole. This means that 1/32 adults in the USA are under state supervision.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Sep 11th 2017

Learn to understand criminal behaviour by looking at our evolutionary history and animal behaviour in general. Criminologists, like scientists generally, agree that life resulted from a process of natural selection. But most do not use that information when studying what crime is and why it exists. In this subject, you will learn the process of natural selection and how it can be used to make sense of criminal behaviour. We will use the theory of evolution to make sense of a broad range of crimes including several types of homicide, child abuse and neglect, spousal assault and group level aggression such as warfare, hooliganism, rioting, and gang fights.

Average: 5.5 (11 votes)
May 29th 2017

Explore the role of the state in regulating criminal behaviour and the parts played by those in the criminal justice system. There are few policy areas that are underpinned by more myths and misconceptions or generate more heated debate than Crime, Justice and Society. What should the role of the police be? How do victims experience criminal justice? Are there alternative responses to crime instead of prosecution and conviction?

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)

May 22nd 2017

What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system. What happens when a crime is allegedly committed in the UK? Now’s your chance to find out. On this course you’ll follow a suspect through the journey of investigation, prosecution and adjudication.

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Apr 24th 2017

Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face. Crime is one of the most important domestic policy issues for any country, and interest in public safety has only grown stronger in recent years. This course will introduce you to an economic model of crime - exploring policies on crime and motivations for committing crimes all within the context of economics.

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Apr 25th 2016

Ce cours présente les grandes tendances et évolutions de la criminalité, ce qui définit la criminalité dans une société et ce qui influence son évolution. L'État établit de nouvelles interdictions qu'il assortit de sanctions pénales au fur et à mesure de l'évolution de ses propres intérêts, mais surtout pour répondre à de nouvelles formes de criminalités, car le crime est un phénomène aussi évolutif que protéiforme.

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This is a general public information forum on the topic of scientific method as it applies to psychology in the legal (forensic) setting.

Average: 8 (5 votes)