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Free justice administration courseware collections

Open courseware provides many resources for students and professionals interested in pursuing a career in law, social psychology, politics and the criminal justice system. Justice administration courses can be found by searching through a university's open courseware departments in political science, pre-law and law, international studies, criminal justice, law enforcement and other areas. This collection features classes offered from The Open University and the University of Massachusetts - Boston. Classes like Judges and the Law, Making and Using Rules, Public Opinion, and Rights and Justice in International Relations consider the nature of justice and its role in U.S. and international societies. Students will also learn about common law, the British legal system, the public's reaction to the justice system, the effectiveness of punishment, and the processes involved in making and enforcing rules.

To prepare for a career or job switch in justice administration, students will find introductory and more specialized courses in a range of subjects relating to the industry. These classes can give students insight into the nature of the industry and help them decide whether or not to pursue a career or academic major in justice administration. Open courseware classes are available 24/7, and students can complete their coursework by finding assignments, lecture notes and study materials online. Besides this list of courses, students can find open courseware training in justice administration in subjects like psychology and technology, as well as political science and law.

  • Judges and the Law [The Open University] - Learn about the role of the courts, a history of common law and more in this UK-centric course.
  • Making and Using Rules [The Open University] - Lessons in this course include “Policy and rule making“, “Making formal rules“, and “How to make rules work“.
  • Rights and Justice in International Relations [The Open University] - Justice administrators working with a global perspective will learn about defining justice, defining rights, and understanding rights across the world.
  • Does Prison Work? [The Open University] - Learn about "the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons" in this class.