Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Willemstad, Curacao
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Criminology 412 (Crime, Social Control, and the Legal System) in Curacao is an embedded class that will feature online instruction and a spring break residential experience in Curacao. The online instruction will involve lessons that compare American and other nations' uses of social control and legal mechanisms to respond to crime. The residential component will occur wholly in Curacao and will feature daily on-site meetings with law enforcement, court, and correctional personnel. Special attention will be given to how factors such as poverty, race, and its colonial history have affected crime control in Curacao.
Curacao is a Caribbean nation that belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As such, its justice system shares many of the features of the Dutch system, which itself is a descendant of the Napoleonic legal family. Because of its location, Curacao has historically played a key role in international smuggling of illicit goods. It also was significant in the slave trade that culminated in the 19th century. Curacao today presents an interesting case study for students interested in crime policy because it is a new world nation emerging from colonialism and employing European methods to combat crime. Examining its institutions will allow students to gain a new perspective on American policies and institutions.
While in Curacao, students will have ample time to explore and enjoy the beaches, Caribbean waters, and culture of Curacao.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must submit an application (no interview) similar to the one used for my CRIMJ 499 (faculty-led study abroad) course.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2017||03/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring- Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/02/2018||03/11/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Howard Smith by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying for this embedded program|
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