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ASU: British Roots of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Law, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Internships Available:
GPA Requirement:
Graduate Courses Available:
College Sponsor:
College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Department/School Sponsor:
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Language of Instruction:
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
International Coordinator:
Carmen Pitz
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Houses of Parliament

   Quick Facts

  • June 6 - 28, 2018
  • Academic visits to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, the Inns of Court, the Old Bailey, the Royal Courts of Justice, Her Majesty's Prison at Wormwood Scrubs, and several police and correctional museums.
  • Sightseeing visit to Oxford.
  • Space is limited. Apply early!

Application Requirements

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.


Tower of London

Location Details

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.

Visa Information

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

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

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.


Eligibility Requirements

a. Academic standing as a sophomore or higher
b. GPA of 2.50 or higher
c. Completion of CRJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRJ 394:
Special Topics: Comparative Criminal Justice between the UK and USA (3)
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.

Royal Courts of Justice


Faculty Director

Cassia Spohn, Ph.D.
Foundation Professor, and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Jessica Herbert
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Faculty Director Spohn
Cassia Spohn

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Jessica Herbert


Acorn Flat in London

Program Housing

Students will be housed in flats at a student residence with two or three sleeping rooms each and with either two or three beds per sleeping room. All flats have fully equipped kitchens and one or two bathrooms. Free wireless internet and a weekly cleaning service are included. Linen and towels will be provided. 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 (zones 1-2).


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.



Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $6,555.

Program Fee includes: tuition for ASU credits, housing, laundry, cultural excursions, airport transportation on arrival 
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

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 06/06/2018 06/28/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.