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Sociology 250 - Comparative Criminal Justice in the Netherlands

This course is intended to introduce students to the history and current functioning of both the American and Dutch criminal justice systems while also making cross-cultural comparisons with other justice systems found throughout history and the world. Beyond the classroom, students will spend time learning about the Dutch system by touring local law enforcement agencies, jails, and prisons while also learning about achieving justice at a global level by touring and attending court at the International Criminal Court. Students will also tour various historical sites and museums such as the World Peace Museum, the Peace Palace, the Torture Museum, the Amsterdam Dungeon, and many more while completing a variety of assignments and projects that will bring the material found in these places to life.


Course: SOCI 250
Location: Netherlands
Prerequisite: One credit pre-departure course
Program Directors: Sarah Whiteford and Ann Deisler
Curricular requirement: EL
Cost: $4,000
Length of program: 22 days
Meals: Two meals per day


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