36 episodes

Have you ever been the victim of crime? Are you fearful of rising crime rates? Crime is one of contemporary society's most pressing social problems - how should we respond to it? This album visits various communities in the UK to explore issues of criminal justice and the introduction of possibly controversial crime control initiatives such as restorative justice, which involves offenders meeting their victims. It also looks at schemes tackling problems of racial violence and other anti-social behaviours. This material forms part of The Open University course D315 Crime, order and social control.

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Have you ever been the victim of crime? Are you fearful of rising crime rates? Crime is one of contemporary society's most pressing social problems - how should we respond to it? This album visits various communities in the UK to explore issues of criminal justice and the introduction of possibly controversial crime control initiatives such as restorative justice, which involves offenders meeting their victims. It also looks at schemes tackling problems of racial violence and other anti-social behaviours. This material forms part of The Open University course D315 Crime, order and social control.

    Crime, order and social control

    Crime, order and social control

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 55 sec
    Transcript -- Crime, order and social control

    Transcript -- Crime, order and social control

    A short introduction to this album.

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    The killing of Stephen Lawrence

    The killing of Stephen Lawrence

    How the brutal murder of a teenager in 1993 uncovered institutional racism, and became the driving force to improve race relations and criminal justice law in Britain.

    • 11 min
    Transcript -- The killing of Stephen Lawrence

    Transcript -- The killing of Stephen Lawrence

    How the brutal murder of a teenager in 1993 uncovered institutional racism, and became the driving force to improve race relations and criminal justice law in Britain.

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    Taking racial abuse seriously

    Taking racial abuse seriously

    How a new easier-to-prove offence allows the courts to deal more effectively with perpetrators of racial harassment.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Taking racial abuse seriously

    Transcript -- Taking racial abuse seriously

    How a new easier-to-prove offence allows the courts to deal more effectively with perpetrators of racial harassment.

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