Eleven undergraduate students from a variety of majors including sociology joined Mike Hogan in Prague for six weeks during the summer of 2019. The program was suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, and it should resume in 2022.
“Justice has evolved from being a local issue to a global concern. Our Criminology & Criminal Justice study abroad program continues to help students expand their horizons and internationalize their perspectives on crime and criminal justice,” says Prabha Unnithan, a sociology professor who has seen many students reap the program’s benefits over the years. “The Prague summer opportunity makes our CCJ program distinctive.”
The summer faculty-led program introduces students to international crime and criminal justice with attention to the Czech Republic. Courses include a variety of guest speakers and field trips within the region. Coursework is enriched by academic site visits to local prisons, courts, drug treatment facilities, SWAT demonstrations and more. Mike Hogan, sociology associate professor, and Tara Shelley, a former sociology faculty member, founded the program over a decade ago.