Students interested in studying abroad should visit the Education Abroad Office for a list of all study abroad programs. UMCP offers short-term, summer/winter, semester and/or year-long study abroad programs all over the world. The Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) Department does not have a preferential country for study abroad; students are free to study abroad wherever they are interested.
CCJS Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
The CCJS Department just offered its very first short-term study abroad program to Ireland and Northern Ireland this past Summer 2012. Accepted students enrolled in CCJS418C Offender Decision Making and Changing Sanctions: Northern Ireland as a Case Study for 3 credits at UMCP and traveled through Ireland and Northern Ireland from July 23 - August 5, 2012. The course focused on the role of government-sponsored sanctions on offender-decision making, with Northern Ireland as a case study. More specifically, the course joined together theoretical perspectives that focus on the responsiveness of individuals to perceived (and actual) costs and benefits associated with illegal behavior and how policies and tactics used by police and governments affect these decision processes. By using Northern Ireland's history of employing various methods and interventions to control political violence, students had a concrete example with which to flesh out and carefully consider these intellectual themes and therefore move beyond the abstract. While abroad, students visited museums, jails, had guided walking tours, and listened to guest speakers who have experienced political violence in Northern Ireland. The faculty leader for CCJS 418C is Dr. Jean McGloin.
Some photos from the program can be seen in the featured content section of the website.
Future CCJS faculty-led study abroad programs will be listed upon program approval.