Academic visits can include Westminister Abbey, the Inns of Court, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the Old Bailey (central criminal court), the Royal Courts of Justice, a Metropolitan Police Dept. station, the Clink Prison Museum, and a working prison.
Sightseeing visits can include Stonehenge, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, the British Museum, the British National Gallery, and a show on London's famed West End theater district.
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London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. Its museums and galleries contain collections of unparalleled scope, and its theater companies are the finest in the world. In addition, London offers a number of specialized museums relevant to the course, including the Tower of London (a fortress that became a place of imprisonment and execution under the Tudors) and the Clink Prison Museum.
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
a. Academic standing as a sophomore or higher
b. GPA of 2.50 or higher
c. Completion of CRJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice with a 'C' or higher
CRJ 394: Special Topics: Comparative Criminal Justice between the UK and USA (3 credits)
The program explores the English roots of the U.S. criminal justice system by providing students with a comparative overview of (1) English Common Law vs. U.S. constitutional and statutory law; (2) the trial and appellate court systems in both countries; and (3) the differences in the ways justice system actors (especially police and criminal lawyers) are trained and work.
Professor, Associate Director of the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Additional Leader: James "Alex" Purdon
Graduate Research Assistant, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions email@example.com
Students will be housed in flats at a student residence in a metro area of London. All flats have with 2-3 beds per room, and bathrooms. Flats include free wireless.
Transportation from and to the airport by private bus chartered for our group is included, as are public transportation passes for the duration of our stay in London.
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. For example, in the British Roots of US Criminal Justice Program, most excursions will require a large amount of walking, and will be in an urban, densely-populated environment.
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. For example, in the UK, getting around in cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities.
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 Summer 2020 is $6,685.
Program Fee includes: tuition for ASU credits, housing, academic/cultural excursions, airport transportation on arrival, some meals, London Underground pass, intl. health insurance. Not included: international airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.
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 Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad 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 abroad. 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 Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office.
** 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.