You may be asked to include images or film in your assignments or projects.
It is important to understand that, unless explicitly stated, any image or film you find or can access on the internet should be considered protected under copyright law.
What images can you use?
If you want to use images or film and plan on sharing your work outside of your course, you must be able to demonstrate that they are not protected under copyright law, are accessible through Creative Commons, or owned by you.
For work only submitted as part of your course- NOT shared with outside partied, you can use images / film found on the internet through fair dealing. However, you MUST provide an accurate attribution of the work as well as a reference.
All students are expected to comply with copyright legislation, and could be sued for distributing third-party copyrighted materials. Clear explanation of the requirements of copyright law, and good academic practice, including plagiarism, is covered in our Assignment Toolkit.
You can find out more about copyright at the following
Copyright Guide here you will find lots of information to help and more about the licenses that we hold.
Twitter is a great way to keep up-to-date
with important organisations and notable professionals within your subject area. Consider following the following
people / organisations:
@HEDIIP (The Higher Education Data and Information Improvement Programme
@QAAtweets (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)
@thescienceofus (The Science of Us)
@APADivision15 (APA Division 15)
@Psychonomic_Soc (The Psychonomic Society)
@BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
@UKCochraneCentr (Cochrane UK)
@Psychologyviews (Psychology Views)
@Cultpsy (Culture and Psychology Journal)
There are many collections offering images that have the Creative Commons CO0 licence, this licence means that you can use and edit the image freely. Here are a few places to look:
You can also access a wide range of video and radio programmes through Box of Broadcasts
Association of Crime and Police Commissioners
College of Policing
European Society of Criminology
Key organisations and resources
British Society of Criminology
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Crime and Justice (Direct.gov)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)
Home Office - Crime
Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
Subject gateways and links to further research
BUBL Link : Crime
Community Justice Portal
Radzinowicz Library of Criminology
Please note that Intute is no longer being updated (last update July 2011.)
The information presented within this guide is intended to provide general guidelines and serves as an interpretation of current issues- it is NOT legal advice.
Therefore, whilst Learning Services staff are happy to assist any queries you have, it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they comply with UK copyright law.