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

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • MS in Psychology
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
      • MS in Educational Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
      • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, Credential Track
      • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
      • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
      • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Counseling, M.A.
      • Counseling, M.A. Online
    Bachelor's
      • Psychology, B.S.
      • B.S. Applied Psychology: Biblical Studies
      • B.S. Applied Psychology: Clinical Counseling
    Associate's
      • Psychology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • MA: Professional Counseling
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • MS: Criminal Justice: Forensic Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Biblical Counseling
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services Counseling
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services/Student Affairs
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - International
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master in Christian Counseling of Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Psychology
      • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Consulting Psychology
      • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Evidence-Based Coaching
      • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - General Practice
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Medical Case Management, BS
    Certificate
      • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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
      • PhD in Psychology - Addications
      • DMFT - Military Family Therapy
  • Online Programs Available
    10. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Psychology
    Associate's
      • AA in Psychology

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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The Chicago School

  • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, Credential Track
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate

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Colorado Christian University

  • Counseling, M.A.
  • Psychology, B.S.
  • Psychology, A.S.

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Liberty University

  • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
  • MA: Professional Counseling
  • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Biblical Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling

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Grand Canyon University

  • Master in Christian Counseling of Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma

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Walden University

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Psychology

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Davenport University

  • Medical Case Management, BS
  • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB

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