Main content

Anthropology - The Future of the A-level; Crime and Blame

Anthropology - the future of the A-level. Plus the role of blame within the criminal justice system. New research on how society works, presented by Laurie Taylor.

Anthropology: the future of the A level. Laurie Taylor talks to Joy Hendry, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, about the proposed cancellation of this course. At a time of global conflict, is it the right time to axe a discipline which allows insight into cultures and ideas very different from our own?

Also, 'blame' in the criminal justice system. Tim Hillier, Associate Head of Leicester de Montfort Law School, De Montfort University, Leicester, explores the role and parameters of culpability within the legal system. He's joined by Lord Ken Macdonald QC and former Director of Public Prosecutions.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

Available now

28 minutes


  • Wed 3 Jun 2015 16:00
  • Mon 8 Jun 2015 00:15

The Open University

The Open University

Analysis and insights related to Thinking Allowed programmes.

Download this programme

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.