Criminal Justice in London, England SUNY Brockport and Brunel University

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Program Description

This is a one-semester program designed to acquaint students with the criminal justice system of England. Organized by the Criminal Justice Department, the program consists of a combination of courses and field trips designed to enhance student's understanding of criminal justice.


Participants will receive 15 SUNY undergraduate credits for the following course work:

British Culture and Institutions History and Sociology: This course provides insights in to the social, political, and cultural history of Great Britain with an additional focus on the class system of Britain. (6 credits)

The English Criminal Justice System: This course is designed to introduce the American student to many of the fundamental elements of criminal justice in England. The course explores the nature and rates of both crime and delinquency throughout the country and includes an examination of public awareness and attitudes toward offenses.

The history, structure, operations, personnel and problems of policing establishments will also occur. An overview investigation of the legal professions and institutions as they apply to criminal procedure is also included. The course also covers some of the basic aspects of the prison and correction systems, including alternatives to incarceration. This course concludes with an examination of the juvenile justice system and processes. (4 credits)

Criminal Justice Agency Visitations and Seminars:

Considerable time is planned for supervised visits to a number of criminal justice related agencies. Under the supervision of an adjunct criminal justice professor, students are required to attend a number of field trips.

In addition to completing the visitations, students are required to participate in pre- and post-visitation seminar sessions which are designed to provide an opportunity to integrate information learned from professionals in the field into the academic structure of the entire education program. Visits will include a variety of corrections and police related agencies and all the major elements of the court system. (5 credits)


Applicants should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), a grade point average of 2.85 in the candidate's major and have reached at least junior status by the Brunel semester.


Brunel University: Brunel University is in the pleasant suburb of Uxbridge, 15 miles northwest of London. London center is easily reached by underground (subway). It is a university of about 6,000 students. The campus is conveniently served by public transportation and Heathrow Airport is only four miles away.


Total estimated cost for the program is $5,100. This includes an acceptance deposit, pre-departure orientation materials, tuition, ISIC card, Brockport's Added Value Services, an on-site orientation program, participation in the Brockport London Extras Program and various field trips. Health insurance is not included in fee. SUNY regulations require that participants in Overseas Academic Programs have "adequate" insurance coverage.

Program Dates

The program runs from early September to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May.


A group flight will be scheduled by Brockport's Office of International Education. Those who choose to make their own travel arrangements must notify the Office of International Education at Brockport of their plans. The cost of trans-Atlantic transportation is estimated at approximately $500.


There are relatively few on-campus residence halls. Students will temporarily live on campus. Housing options will be to rent rooms or flats with other students or a room in a house belonging to a British family.


The deadline for application is April 1 (for Fall program), November 1 for the Spring program. Applications may be picked up at any SUNY Office of International Education or write:

Office of International Education
Morgan III
SUNY College at Brockport
Brockport, New York   14420


An intensive orientation session will be held immediately upon arrival in England. Prior to departure, participants in this program will receive detailed information describing the program and housing options available, transportation arrangements, as well as information pertaining to visas, insurance coverage, registration, financial aid and course work to be undertaken.

Transfer of Credit

Each participant will earn 15 credit hours. SUNY students will receive home campus credit; students from outside the SUNY system will automatically be enrolled as visiting students at SUNY Brockport for the period of foreign study and will receive official SUNY Brockport credits which are transferable to all U.S. colleges and universities. These students are advised to consult with the Registrar of their home schools about local policies and practices.

For additional information, write or call:

Dr. John J. Perry, Director
Office of International Education
Morgan III
SUNY College at Brockport
Brockport, NY   14420
Phone: (585) 395-2119
Fax: (585) 395-2606

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Last Updated 8/20/18

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