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

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. 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
    Master's
      • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • M.A. Psychology
      • M.A. Forensic Psychology
      • M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: ARP Track
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • Master in Christian Counseling of Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
      • MS in Professional Counseling
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
    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
      • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Substance Use Disorders
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Teaching
      • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Criminal Justice
      • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis Response
      • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis/Leadership Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
      • BS in Psychology - Addictions
      • BS in Psychology - General Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Workplace Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Clinical Mental Health (MS AIM Track)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • PHD: Psychology: General Psychology
      • PHD: Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • PHD: Psychology: Social Psychology
      • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • MS: Human Performance: Clinical
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • MA: Medical Sciences: Biopsychology
      • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Addictions and Recovery
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Psychology
      • BS: Psychology: Addiction and Recovery
      • BS: Psychology: Crisis Counseling
      • BS: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • BS: Psychology: Life Coaching
      • BS: Religion: Christian Counseling
    Associate's
      • AA: Psychology
      • AA: Psychology: Christian Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Military and Emergency Responder Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
    Master's
      • MS in General Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
      • Accelerated RN to MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    Certificate
      • Post Master's Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. On Site Curriculum
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. Online Curriculum
    Bachelor's
      • Psychology, B.S.
      • B.S. Applied Psychology: Biblical Studies
      • B.S. Applied Psychology: Clinical Counseling
    Associate's
      • Psychology, A.S.

Featured Schools

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

The Chicago School

  • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

What is your highest level of education completed?

Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • BS in Psychology

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Walden University

  • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
  • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
  • BS in Psychology - Addictions

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Purdue University Global

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

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Liberty University

  • PHD: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • MS: Human Performance: Clinical
  • BS: Psychology
  • AA: Psychology

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Military and Emergency Responder Psychology

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Columbia Southern University

  • BS - Psychology

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • MS in General Psychology
  • B.S. in Psychology

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