CCJ 450 Comparative Perspective of Criminal Justice - Abroad

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:00 AM - Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 11:59 PM

Denmark and Sweden


Chris Carey - Professor -
Hannah Fischer - Education Abroad Advisor -

Based in Copenhagen, this course is an intensive 12-day excursion into the heart of Europe’s criminal justice system, with a particular emphasis on the approaches to sex work. Students will examine criminal justice reform by looking at the Danish system and meeting with criminal justice scholars and practitioners. Students will visit the courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and prisons to explore first-hand the criminal justice system in Denmark. Students will also travel to Malmo, Sweden to examine the criminal justice system in Sweden. Students will also attend three 3-hour classroom sessions (two before and one after for debrief and presentations). Students will be creating an ePortfolio which will include assignments and reflections on criminal justice reform in the United States.

Highlights include:

•Students will gain an understanding comparative criminal justice, especially around topics as sex work and human trafficking;

•Site visits to prisons, courts and law offices;

•Day trip to southern Sweden;

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

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