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*WCU Spring Break in England: Criminal Justice in London
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options:
Hotel Max Credits Offered: 3
Area of Study: Criminal Justice Program Type: WCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad
Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit Faculty/Staff Director: Mary Brewster
College: Business & Public Affairs
Program Description:
Our Spring Break travel/study in London will be a part of a Spring 2017 semester course: CRJ 455/555-Topical Seminar. The topic for our course will be “The Roots of the U.S. Justice System.”  The criminal justice system in the United States is rooted in English law and tradition.  The purpose of the travel/study program would be to explore the history of the justice system (police, courts/law, corrections, victim services, etc.) in the U.S. and England, and to bring to life the similarities and differences in the two countries’ current justice structures and processes.  An examination of the historical roots of our justice system and an understanding of its evolution (and deviations from the English system) will be a primary emphasis of the course.

Participants will spend 8 days in London over Spring Break (leaving in the evening of March 9 and returning to the U.S. on March 17, 2017).
All participants will stay in WCU-arranged hotels in London. There will be 2-3 students sharing each hotel room. Hotel accommodations are included in the program price.
All instruction for this course/program will be conducted in English.
Undergraduate students will earn 3 credits of criminal justice elective credits (CRJ 455).  Graduate students will earn 3 credits of graduate elective credits (CRJ 555).
Panoramic guided bus tour of London upon arrival
Guided walking tour of legal London (Old Bailey, Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice)
Visit to a Metropolitan Police station
Visit to a London police museum
Guided tour of the Houses of Parliament
Visits to Westminster Court (lower level civil and criminal cases), Southwark Crown Court (more serious criminal offenses), and Old Bailey
Luncheon meeting with probation officers
Drug treatment presentation
Jack-the-Ripper Tour
Tower of London
In addition to the regular WCU tuition/fee rates for the 3 credit hour course (included in full-time students’ regular spring tuition), all students will pay a Program Fee of $1,830.00 which covers hotel accommodations, ground transportation (Tube, airport transfers), most meals, tours, lectures, and admissions for the duration of the program as well as all program excursions. In addition, all students will be billed the $100 study abroad application fee through their Bursar bills upon submission of their applications online.

Not included in the program fee above is round-trip airfare (approximately $800 for a R/T ticket), WCU's mandatory international insurance (approximately $25), and spending money for additional meals and souvenirs. 
Dr. Mary Brewster

This program is currently not accepting applications.