This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.
UGA-Franklin-SPIA-GLOBIS-Liverpool Study Abroad-Summer
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 taught by Professor Jody Clay-Warner and Professor Susan Haire. In these courses, students will 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 Chester 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
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 professor, 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 political and legal institutions that shape criminal justice policy and administration. After arriving in Liverpool, assignments will center on trial courts, policing and corrections in England and Wales (including excursions).
(pre-trip readings and assignments begin early June)
||-Arrive University of Liverpool, UK, welcome dinner
||-Class overview; In country orientation, including tour of city and campus
||-Classes in the morning; afternoon gathering with other international students from Singapore
|Days 4, 5
||-Guest lecture by local scholar and excursion to Crown Court or Magistrate Court
||Overnight excursion to North Wales, accommodations in Llandudno
|Day 9, 10
||Classes in the morning; afternoon-evening architectural tour of local area
|| Morning class; afternoon local religious sites visit
||Day long visit with Merseyside Police
||Free for weekend travel, return by 7pm Sunday
||International Slavery museum;
||Morning class; Afternoon: tour of local attraction
||Day excursion to the walled city of Chester
|| Morning class; program luncheon; move out
Students will live on the campus of the University of Liverpool in single occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen.
Please view Cost of Attendance Sheet.