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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


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.


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Eligibility
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
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Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • No pre-requisites.
  • This course is open to students of all majors and from all campuses.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing not available at this time.


Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Howard Smith by emailing hbs103@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


 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.


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer-Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
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Rolling Admission 07/27/2018 08/06/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Howard Smith by emailing hbs103@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

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