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.
You can also access a wide range of video and radio programmes through Box of Broadcasts
Professional Bodies: (Criminology)
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies: https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons): http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmi-prisons
HM Prison Service: http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmps
Ministry of Justice: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice
National Offender Management Service (NOMS): https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-offender-management-service/about/about-our-services
Professional Bodies (Leadership):
CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) www.cipd.co.uk
Professional Bodies (Research Methods):
British Psychological Society: www.bps.org.uk
British Society of Criminology: http://www.britsoccrim.org
ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/
Key organisations and Resources (Criminology):
Discovering Desistance: http://blogs.iriss.org.uk/discoveringdesistance/
Inside Time: http://www.insidetime.org/
Justice Lab Statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/justice-data-lab-pilot-statistics
Ministry of Justice (2013) paper Transforming rehabilitation: A strategy for reform https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/transforming-rehabilitation/results/transforming-rehabilitation-response.pdf
Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014
Proven Reoffending Statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/proven-reoffending-statistics
Prisoners Education Trust: http://www.prisonerseducation.org.uk/creative-arts
Prison Reform Trust (PRT): http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/
Reoffending and Rehabilitation: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reoffending-and-rehabilitation
Reoffending and Rehabilitation policy paper
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research: http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/search/?q=desistance
Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR): https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/surveying-prisoner-crime-reduction-spcr
The Howard League for Penal Reform: http://www.howardleague.org/
Key organisations and Resources (Leadership):
The Economist www.economist.com
Farnam Street https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/
TED talks www.ted.com
Paul Graham’s essays http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html
Tim Ferriss http://tim.blog/
Key organisations and Resources (Research Methods):
Emerald Publishing Research Zone: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/research/guides/methods/
Pod-cast on Ethical considerations: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/view.php/what-are-qualitative-research-ethics
Research Ethics Guidebook: http://www.ethicsguidebook.ac.uk/
Social Research Methods: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/
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.