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FutureLearn, launched by the Open University, is a platform for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). It enables people from the UK and around the world to have access to some of the country’s top universities. You can choose to study from a range of courses for free.

Criminology MOOCs

The Problem with Crime

Crime, Order and Social Control

Does Prison Work?

Welfare, Crime and Society

The Meaning of Crime

Criminology at the OU

International Centre for Comparative and Criminological Research (ICCCR) Centre at the OU

Criminology Blog articles by ICCCR and OU staff members