Law and Criminology Courses

Introduction to Bioethics
ADD FREE starts 15 April 2015
Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we have over how and when we die? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above? This course examines fundamental moral issues in medicine, health and biotechnology. Delve into the headlines — and polarized debates — and join others who want to think deeply and openly about these problems. Some are as old as life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. This course introduces students to the range of issues that define bioethics,as well as core concepts and skills. The course should be of interest to undergraduates, health care professionals, policy makers, and anyone interested in philosophy or ethics.

Forensic Science and Criminal Justice
ADD FREE starts 13 April 2015
Learn how police use science in criminal investigations and its role in the criminal justice system in this free online course. This course begins by introducing you to the historical context of forensic science and how science is used by the police during criminal investigations. We’ll go on to explore some of the implications these forensic techniques have on the criminal justice system, including controversies involving biometric databases, the portrayal of forensic science in popular media ("the CSI effect"), and how forensic science is used in the courtroom. Finally, we will consider what the future of forensic science looks like and where the discipline may be heading in the years to come.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice
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In this course, we’ll focus on the essence of terrorism as an instrument to achieve certain goals, in addition to an exploration of this phenomenon and the difficulties in defining it. We’ll go on to explore the state of the art in (counter) terrorism studies, including theories, assumptions and conventional wisdom. The final part of the course examines the implications and possibilities for policy making.

Introduction to International Criminal Law
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From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates — no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law. Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy. We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses. And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom.

Copyright Law for Educators and Librarians
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Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plague educators and sometimes prevent creative teaching. This free course offered by three professors from Duke and Emory University and University of North Carolina is a professional development opportunity designed to provide an introduction to U.S. copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. The course will also be informative for writers and others desiring a better understanding of present-day copyright law. Each of the four units of the course includes five or six video lectures featuring all three instructors. The total lecture time per week is approximately 60-90 minutes. Targeted readings are given each week, adding 45-60 minutes to the time required for the course.

Climate Change and the Law
ADD FREE starts 16 Mar 2015
Climate change is a core concern that will influence policy and economic activity for years to come. This course on global climate change from University of California Berkeley examines classic issues of law and science, risk, uncertainty and precaution, litigation strategy, technology policy and international relations. Students will leave this course with an understanding of the sources and impacts of climate change, the key state, national and international policies, and the role of law.

Introduction to Forensic Science
ADD FREE starts 16 Mar 2015
This free course explores the scientific principles and techniques used by forensic scientists to solve crimes. Topics covered include the history of forensics, blood and DNA evidence, investigating poisonings, how time of death is estimated, and how a tiny thread of carpet fiber or a single hair can lead to a criminal being convicted in court.

Droit International et Droit Comparé: Regards Croisés
ADD FREE starts 1 Apr 2015
Introduire aux problématiques contemporaines du droit international et du droit comparé. An Introduction to the contemporary problematics about international law and comparative law.

Drugs and Drug Control in the USA
ADD FREE starts 16 Mar 2015
This free online course from the University of Florida introduces e-learners to the history and practice of American drug laws and their origins, and the complex task of drug policy analysis. The course also tackles contemporary issues in drug control, such as marijuana policy and prescription drug misuse. At the completion of this course, students should be able to: understand federal and state responses to drugs from the late 1800s to the present; analyze drug policies to determine how well they advance intended goals; and describe how processes in the brain are affected by drugs and addiction.

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