UGA-Liverpool Summer Study Abroad
Program Director and Course Leaders
Explore the modern city of Liverpool and the coastal beauty of Northern Wales! Students will receive credit for two courses for a total of six credit hours. Students enroll in two courses: SOCI 4590 (Crime in Global Context, taught by Professor Jody Clay-Warner,) and POLS 4781 (Criminal Justice Systems in the U.S. and Britain, taught by Professor Susan Haire,). In these courses students learn about the U.K. criminal justice system and explore variation in crime around the globe.
Visits to the Liverpool courts, Merseyside police department, International Slavery Museum, and the historic city of York complement in-class learning and allow students an opportunity to explore the Northern U.K. A weekend trip North Wales includes visits to medieval castles, Snowdonia, and the seaside town of Llandudno.
Professor Jody Clay-Warner
Department of Sociology
113C Baldwin Hall
Professor Susan Haire
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice Studies
Phone: (706) 542-7079
Contact the following previous participants for more information:
This study abroad program, based in Northwest England (Liverpool), offers coursework in political science and sociology with a focus on criminal justice. Students do not need to be criminal justice majors; if you are a criminal justice major, these will count in the degree program (under the category of major electives):
Crime in the Global Context (SOCI 4590). Taught by University of Georgia Sociology department head, Dr. Jody Clay-Warner (who is also a Meigs teaching award winner and recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching). In this course students survey many of the major issues in criminology, including the nature of crime, causes of crime, and societal reactions to crime. In taking a global perspective, students will not only examine variation in crime incidence across cultures, but will also consider differences in the meaning of crime across different cultures and societal contexts. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think critically and to weigh the evidence for and against various perspectives. In this way, the ultimate goal of the course is to provide you with the necessary tools to understand the complex issue of crime, as well as to evaluate crime-control strategies
Criminal Justice Systems in the US and UK (POLS 4781). Taught by University of Georgia political science professor and director of criminal justice studies, Dr. Susan Haire. This course will use a comparative approach, drawing on the U.S. experience, to develop students’ understanding of the British criminal justice system. During the pre-trip preparation, students will engage in assignments that provide an overview of the British and US systems and how they compare in terms of criminal justice administration. After arriving in Liverpool, assignments will center on policing and trial courts in England and Wales (including excursions). The final portion of the course will compare the relationship between political institutions and criminal justice policies in the US and England.
(pre-trip readings and assignments begin early June)
||-Arrive University of Liverpool, UK
||-Liverpool – in country orientation, including tour of city and welcome dinner
||-Classes begin, scheduled in the mornings (four days each week)
||-Guest lecture and excursion to Crown Court or Magistrate Court
|| -soccer club museum tour
||-(Open for travel)
| July 11
||-Afternoon-evening architectural tour of Liverpool
||-Excursion to castles of North Wales (leave in the morning and return the following day in the evening)
||-International Slavery museum
||-Tour of York (day excursion)
||-Excursion to Merseyside police
Students will live on the campus of the University of Liverpool in single occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen.
Additional information will be provided later this fall; currently, program fee is estimated to be $2500.