Free Online Crime and Deviant Behavior Courses from Top Universities

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Top universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Open University offer free classes on crime and deviant behavior. In addition to courses that lecture on orderly conduct and disorderly behavior, classes discuss societal issues like homelessness.
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Free Crime and Deviant Behavior Courses

Free classes that address crime and deviant behavior are available through two leading universities that use an online, open course platform. Individuals can select from text-based or audio courses that discuss topics, such as how society views crime and what factors take a crime to a conviction.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT offers a course that explores different drugs, including LSD, nicotine and Viagra. The courses also discusses religion, capitalism, global trade, the CIA, counter culture of the 60s, modern pharmaceuticals and drug laws in the United States.

Open University

A number of courses that deal with social issues and crime are offered through this university's OpenLearn system. A class that explores what makes social science social addresses problems in the UK that include homelessness, poverty, and inequalities. Other classes lecture on crime and disorder, the effectiveness of the prison system and the causes of crime.

Free Online Crime and Deviant Behavior Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Drugs, Politics, and Culture course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Social Problems: Who Makes Them? course from Open University Unknown Text Yes No Yes
Does Prison Work? course from Open University Undergraduate Audio Yes No Yes
The Problem With Crime course from Open University Undergraduate Audio No No Yes
The Meaning of Crime course from Open University Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes

Popular Schools

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    1. George Mason University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
      • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
      • MS in Psychology: Industrial & Organizational Psychology
      • Master in Christian Counseling
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      • Graduate Certificate of Completion in GeroPsychology
      • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Psychology
      • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Human Factors Psychology
      • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching
      • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
      • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Addictions
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Therapy with Military Families
    Master's
      • M.A. in Psychology - General Psychology
      • M.A. in Psychology - Gender Studies
      • Master of Science in Health Psychology
      • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Psychology
      • B.S. - Psychology - Organizational Behavior
      • B.S. - Psychology - Consumer Behavior
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS Criminal Justice with Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Sacred Heart University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSAP - Community Psychology
      • MSAP - General Track
      • MSAP - Industrial/Organizational Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • MS in Psychology
      • MS in Psychology - Child and Developmental Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BA in Psychology
      • BA in Psychology - Mental Health
      • BA in Psychology - Addictions
      • BA in Psychology - Social Psychology
      • BA Human Services Substance Abuse
      • BA in Psychology - Forensic Psychology

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George Mason University

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

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Grand Canyon University

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
  • M.A. in Psychology - General Psychology
  • M.A. in Psychology - Gender Studies

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • M.S. Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health

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Colorado Technical University

  • B.S. - Psychology
  • B.S. - Psychology - Organizational Behavior
  • B.S. - Psychology - Consumer Behavior

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Saint Joseph's University

  • MS Criminal Justice with Behavior Analysis Specialization

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Keiser University

  • B.A. - Psychology

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Sacred Heart University

  • MSAP - Community Psychology
  • MSAP - General Track
  • MSAP - Industrial/Organizational Technology

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