Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Willemstad, Curacao
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
CRIM 425 (Organized Crime) is an embedded course that will feature 13 weeks of online instruction and one week (March 2 - 9, 2019) of in-person instruction in Curacao. The online portion of the course will concentrate on the theoretical explanations for the prevalence of organized crime and on the nature of American and international organized crime. Special attention will be given to the definition of organized crime, the various theories that have been advanced to explain organized crime, the relationships among organized criminals, legitimate businesses, and governments, the legal and law enforcement responses to organized crime, and the functional role played by organized crime in society.
The travel component of the course will occur in Curacao. The Caribbean island of Curacao has long been a haven for smugglers and black market entrepreneurs. Curacao's location and harbor has enabled it to play an important role in piracy, slave trading, people smuggling, and contraband trafficking. We will focus primarily on such trafficking while in Curacao. Our classes and site visits will be led by American Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Dutch Koninklijke Marechaussee (military police) officials, Curacao Customs and Coast Guard officers, and Curacao police personnel.
Curacao is also home to beaches, excellent diving and snorkeling, and a vibrant Caribbean night life. Students will have ample free time for personal exploration of the island.
Students may also opt to enroll in KINES 001 for 1.5 (GHA) credits. Students will participate in various physical activities throughout the semester and in Curacao. Curacao activities include snorkeling, hiking, and yoga.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel overnight accommodations.
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 complete an online application.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||03/07/2020||03/14/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, (Howard Smith), by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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