Criminal Justice Trip

Students interested in traveling and studying criminal justice have the opportunity to take a trip to Finland.

The trip usually lasts 17-18 days and occurs after the end of the spring semester. Students will travel from Hancock to Helsinki. Students usually stay in Helsinki for a night or two then travel to Tampere, Finland.

Tampere University is the host institution. This is done in concert with Sheffield_Hallam Univeristy in the UK, Marquette University, Appalachia State University and the Tampere University. Lecturers for the course are from all schools involved.

Students will spend part of the trip in Estonia and Russia touring prison facilities and getting lectures from invited lecturers in those countries.

A student that wishes to participate in the trip must take the pre-requisite course Criminology (SOC 290) and then enroll in Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (CRJ 491). The cost to the student for travel is $3500. This includes airline, hotel, travel within and between countries, and breakfasts. Students will need to bring money for lunch and dinners.

The University of Tampere is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it.

Tampere, the home city of the University is the third biggest city in Finland. The profile of the University of Tampere accentuates the university’s multifaceted research and education on society and health.

In its research, the University addresses the central issues in contemporary society. By providing critical knowledge and education, the university helps people and societies to improve their health and their cultural, social and economic well-being.

The basic values of the University are academic freedom, creativity and social responsibility. This means that everyone has an equal right to learn, to acquire knowledge, to participate and to make an impact on society.

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