Please note: this program has been cancelled for Post-Spring 2020.
In this program, students will engage in a multi-faceted learning experience as they explore the context of gender in criminal justice, from a cross-national perspective. Students will have the opportunity to engage with agents of the American criminal justice system, explore opportunities for women and men to advance in positions within the criminal justice field, and gain an understanding of the similarities and differences between gender, as workers and offenders, when compared to other countries. In summary, students will meet professionals in the field, explore careers among a variety of criminal justice agencies, research the impact of gender on the field internationally, and soak up the culture in the historic Washington D.C. area.
Post-Spring 2020 program dates: May 12 – 17, 2020
Visit Washington, DC
A comparison academic study focusing on gender and its' impact on the criminal justice system in the United States compared to Canada
Federal Police Officer recruitment with several federal agencies through the DC area
Participate in training and ride alongs with federal police officers
Open to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher
Earn 1 credit through comparative study
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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Washington, DC is the epicenter of the United States and the U.S. capital. It is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
2.5 GPA minimum
Sophomore status or higher
Students will register during the spring registration period for the following course:
CRJ 394: Gender and Its Impact on the Criminal Justice Field: A Comparative Study (1 credit)
CRJ 598: Experiential Learning in Gender and Justice (graduate level option - 1 credit)
*Please note that this course counts towards your Spring semester load. If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.
The CRJ 394 course is a standalone course during the post-spring term. There will be some pre and post work, including preparation and submission of a research paper exploring criminal justice and gender. Students will use their experiences on the ground in Washington, DC to inform their research papers.
Dr. Karen Gordon
School of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Work phone: 602-496-2346
Office location: Downtown Campus
Shared accommodations will be included and centrally located. All site visits will be within walking distance or a short train ride away. Transportation to and from airport will need to be coordinated on your own.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Post-Spring 2020 is $1,830.
Program Fee includes: Housing in shared accommodations, daily breakfast, welcome dinner, site visits and cultural excursions, and ASU faculty support. Not included: Tuition for 1 credit course, airfare to and from Washington D.C., excess baggage fees, most meals, personal expenses, health insurance and miscellaneous items.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Program
Participating in a Domestic Global Learning (DGL) program is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Office Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.