12 months
6815 GBP/year
6815 GBP/year
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In the Crime and Global Justice module from The Open University UK, you'll be introduced to criminological approaches used for critically thinking about crime, harm and justice.

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Through an examination of diverse constructions of crime, global harms and examples of resistance, it provides a framework for understanding the conception, interrogation and reception of criminological knowledge. 

Building on Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801), it enhances students' skills in critically reading the social world, understanding, analysing and questioning national, transnational and global policies and in deconstructing media representations of crime and justice. 

The Crime and Global Justice module from The Open University UK will allow you to review, evaluate and assess criminological evidence and develop skills highly desirable in professional contexts within local and global organisations.

Vocational relevance

This module provides skills that are highly desirable in professional contexts where social and criminological research is continually influencing the terms of reference. This ranges from how to commission new research on crime and global justice, critically appraising the existing evidence base, and communicating to diverse audiences. You'll cultivate valuable investigative, evaluative, and analytic skills for your professional progression and development.

Programme Structure

Using a conceptual framework, you'll develop your ability to independently engage with relevant ‘real world’ topics and social problems. Some of these topics are:

  • terrorism and the “war on terror”
  • racism and the criminal justice system
  • women and crime
  • corporate crime
  • occupy movements
  • the global (anti-) aerotropolis movement
  • the “dark web”
  • human trafficking
  • imprisonment
  • poverty
  • decriminalised harms

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to have successfully completed Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801).

  • If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.

Tuition Fee

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