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Welcome to the Criminology subject guide.
This guide will provide students, researchers and staff with access to subject and information resources.
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Free Resources and content
A list of trusted resources, offering free access to research and relevant content on COVID-19, during the COVID-19 crisis.
Dimensions freely available publications and datasets on COVID-19
Dimensions is updated once every 24 hours, so the latest research can be viewed alongside existing information. With its range of research outputs including datasets and clinical trials, both of which are just as important as journal articles in this pandemic, Dimensions is a one-stop shop for all COVID-19 related information.
Figshare - Discover COVID-19 research data
The significance of sharing research is vitally important now more than ever. So to allow researchers to publish any COVID-19 related research in any form, be it preprints, datasets, presentations, or software we’ve launched a free portal on Figshare.
Edward Elgar Publishing Online Teaching Resources
In the wake of Covid-19 related university closings, online and virtual classes have become a key component in the continuity of studies for students and instructors. Edward Elgar Publishing has been developing a library of resources for teaching in the fields they publish and they offer free access to pertinent content through their Elgaronline digital platform.
Elsevier’s Expert Teaching Advice & Resources
Elsevier’s one-stop source for the latest strategies, resources, and information to help you adapt your curriculum and deliver course materials remotely in response to campus and clinical site closures resulting from COVID-19.
Elsevier’s Remote Teaching Resource Center for Nursing & Healthcare Education
This website will be updated on a regular basis to bring you all the latest information and resources to assist you with delivering courses virtually.
Epigeum are making a range of our most relevant online training resources freely available. Anyone tackling an unexpected or abrupt transition to digital course delivery is welcome to make use of them.
Juta and Company Publishers
Juta and Company Publishers extend permission to all prescribing lecturers to use our support material as part of online learning solutions and to students to freely access the material in Student View.
Oxford University Press South Africa
Oxford University Press South Africa Higher Education Division publishes academically rigorous text books for students in South African institutions, and offers free digital resources to prescribing lecturers.
Van Schaik Publishers
Van Schaik Publishers offers lecturers free access to support material with permission to distribute suitable resources to students. The resources include PowerPoint® Cases, Questions, Glossaries, Flashcards, and images, tables and diagrams from textbooks.
The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics by Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.
Publication Date: 2019-08-20