Open University: Crime and Justice (F75)

InstitutionOpen University
Department The Open University
Telephone 0300 303 5303
Study type Taught


This masters degree explores new perspectives and ways of thinking about crime, harm and justice. It is concerned with examining problematic areas of social life, transgression, ‘crime’, social harm and justice. You will consider the significance of power, social structure, and economic and social inequalities in understanding ‘crime’, and processes of criminalisation in local, transnational and global contexts. Studying this qualification will enhance your ability to think critically about problems of crime, social harm and the delivery of justice.

Key features of the course

  • Develops your expertise in topics related to the investigation of crime, justice social harm

  • Extends your skills and insights on the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice

  • Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued.


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