Series: Citizenship and Law
This video explores why some people have more access to technology than others and why it even matters.
The programme focuses on the differences between criminal and civil law. It begins with a brief description of legal and non-legal rules. It examines what constitutes a criminal act, the difference between a summary and indictable offence and the principles of criminal liability. The programme discusses civil law and its purpose in society while looking at the two major branches of civil law, Law of Torts and Law of Contract and how to decide whether a situation is part of criminal law or civil law or both. Show Less
This video explores what it means to appreciate cultures that are not our own through the lens of both cultural difference and cultural appropriation.
Amid growing concern about cultural division in the UK and the sense of national pride being lost, the British Government has encouraged schools to investigate diversity in the UK and develop an awareness of British-ness. This programme charts the history of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; explores perceptions of Britishness and provides a basis for discussion about the future of the United Kingdom and her peoples. Show Less
This video explores the question 'How big is the world?' by looking at global citizenship through the lens of family, community and the wider world.
This video explores the question 'Why should I care about the economy?' by looking at the reasons why recessions happen and how people are affected by them.
This video explores what it is like for children all over the world.
This video explores the reasons why some countries have constitutions.
This programme discusses the differences between criminal and civil procedures. It focuses on the role the Magistrates Court plays in dealing with summary and indictable offences and the trial procedure in the County Court. It looks at the purpose of pre-trial civil procedures in exposing all evidence in order to reach an out-of-court settlement. How civil disputes are resolved and how this differs from that of a criminal trial. The programme concludes, comparing the different outcomes that are available to a judge in a criminal dispute and to a judge or jury in a civil dispute. Show Less
Rates of reported crime in Britain increased during the 1500s and early 1600s, as the gap between the wealthy few and the poor masses grew. This clip looks at the rise of petty and more serious crime in this 200-year period; parish constables, sergeants, and other law enforcers; as well as the courts and the range of often cruel and severe punishments they imposed, including capital punishment. Show Less
Britain experienced unprecedented social and economic change during this period. This clip explores the rise in crimes such as smuggling and highway robbery as cities grew and trade flourished, the liberal use of the death penalty, and how attitudes to law enforcement and punishment changed from the early 1800s as rapid industrialisation and urbanisation continued, and police forces came into existence. Show Less
From 1900 to 1950 crime decreased from its peak in the mid-1800s, assisted by improvements in detection techniques like police forensics. But after 1950, it escalated again with the trade in drugs and other contraband crossing global borders, political violence, terrorism, and cybercrime all flourishing. This clip looks at how changes over the last century have been reflected in British crime, law enforcement, and punishment. Show Less
Daily Planet explores the murky world of crime. Who is the CSI Insect Man? What is battlefield forensics? It's all in this edition of Daily Planet.
The amount of crime in Britain has risen sharply over recent times. Is this because we report more crime, or is it because there really is more crime? Just how reliable are the figures? Has our attitude to crime changed? Late Victorian Britain saw a move towards reforming the criminal and making them a better member of society. Is this still our attitude? And has our definition of what is a crime changed? Many people today think, for instance, that drug laws criminalize people unnecessarily. Show Less
Crimes against the environment take many forms, but it is a complex area of criminology. This programme, presented by Dr Steven Taylor, explores green crime and includes interviews with experts Dr Gary Potter and Dr Matt Follett. It introduces transgressive criminology and the wider concept of harm, which can be applied to problems like rainforest destruction and global warming. It looks at how Marxism and Beck’s late modern concept of risk can be applied to crimes against the environment, and investigates the paradox of economic growth and consumption versus the need to curb global warming and deforestation. Can capitalism be a part of the solution? Could social pressure rather than laws be what compels us to become more ‘green’? This programme is an excellent learning resource for senior level students in a range of disciplines including Sociology, Psychology and Legal Studies. Show Less
This video explores what it is like to be a part of more than one culture.
This video explores how and why culture changes over time.
This video explores how we can best use the earth's resources without harming the environment. Garbage, water, and food are the three areas that are looked at.
This video explores why some countries use energy and resources differently than others.
This video explores how the environment can positively and negatively have an affect on our health.
This video explores how government policies and regulations can positively and negatively impact the environment.
This video explores the difference between equity and equality and why it's important to understand the difference.
The video explores the difference ways that families are similar and difference around the world.
This video explores what it means to be a global citizen by looking at the many ways we are connected.