Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
The police are a fundamental component of modern state governance. Their mission and roles are complex, dynamic, and often conflicting. They are expected to strictly and objectively enforce the rule of law but they are nevertheless susceptible to cultural and political influences. This course, Criminology 435, explores the history, functions, and tensions of modern policing in democratic societies. The bulk of the course is offered online but it also includes a mandatory trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to observe the Dutch police. Dutch police share many similarities with American police but also differ in significant ways. For instance, Dutch police undergo a more rigorous and lengthier training period than American police. They are more devoted to proactive community policing and their structure is more centralized. They use force far less frequently against civilians and are less likely to be victims of assaults. The observation of the Dutch police will allow students to more intelligently assess the policies and practices of American police.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of overnight accommodations at a hotel/hostel.
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 online application only. I will accept eligible applicants on a first-come basis; except that students registered for CRIMJ 499 will be given an opportunity to apply before other students.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
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