Global Experiences in Criminal Justice
Each year, Comparative Issues in Criminal Justice courses combine in-class instruction and global immersion trips to provide UB students with the opportunity to learn, explore, and experience current issues in criminology, criminal justice, and victims services around the world. Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience, and may inspire you toward a new career path while experiencing a new culture, language and history.
CRJU404/CRJU703 COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS IN BERLIN
Examines comparative criminal justice: how different societies around the world practice criminal justice relative to practices in the United States. Multidisciplinary approach considers the economic, governmental, geographical, and social situations in the selected countries. This course will compare U.S. criminal justice systems to Berlin's systems, with a specialized focus on institutional corrections. Students will also learn about the two countries' different cultural, historical, and political landscapes that shape the current criminal justice and correctional systems. This course will include a global study component with international travel to Berlin, Germany.
TRAVEL DATES: June 23- July 1, 2019
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Past Global Experiences
Read "Study Abroad 101: Getting a Beefeater to Smile" in the fall 2015 issue of the UB Magazine to learn more about the annual Global Experiences in Criminal Justice course. And check out these photos from past global immersion trips...
- In 2018, students examined public policy issues related to crime and violence and traveled to Krakow, Poland.
Auschwitz concentration camp
touring Tarnów prison
Wielizcka Salt Mine
exploring the streets of historical Krakow
- In 2017, students studied gender-based violence and traveled to Barcelona, Spain.
Parliament of Catalonia
gallery at Parliament of Catalonia
students from both UB and University of Colorado, Denver
- In 2016, students studied human trafficking and traveled to Czech Republic, Germany and The Netherlands.
windmill spotting in Amsterdam
at the Way of Human Rights, a monumental outdoor sculpture in Nuremberg, Germany
a Czech brewery in Prague
Germany's Heidelberg Castle
- In 2015, students studied human rights and traveled to Belgium, England and The Netherlands.
the travelling "I amsterdam" letters
Trafalgar Square in London
with a "Beefeater," the ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London
the Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice in The Hague