Programs : Brochure
Law, Societies, and Justice South Africa: Comparative Criminal Justice - The U.S. and South Africa (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
- Program Terms: Summer B-Term
- Budget Sheets: Summer B-Term
|Location||Seattle, United States; Cape Town, South Africa|
|Academic Term||Summer A-Term|
|06/24/2019 - 07/24/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$4,500|
|Prerequisites||There are no prerequisites, but preference will be given to students with prior coursework in Law, Societies, and Justice.|
|Program Directors||Steve Herbert | email@example.com
Kyla Mayer firstname.lastname@example.org
|Program Manager||Katherine R Kroeger | email@example.com|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 31, 2018|
|Information Sessions||TBD - Please contact program directors for more information|
|General||This course challenges students to compare criminal justice institutions in the United States and South Africa, with a particular focus on youth violence. Siongificant class time will be devoted to direct encounters with criminal justice officials and with non-profit organizations working with at-risk youth.|
This course will provide students an opportunity to compare the role of crime and crime policy in two countries, the United States and South Africa. In both countries, concerns about crime are common, and criminal justice institutions play a large role in political culture. Those institutions also play an important role in managing and perhaps exacerbating poverty. Both societies are riven by racial and economic divisions, and criminal justice policy deeply impacts those dynamics. Students will use encounters with academics, policy makers, and non-government actors to try to understand how criminal justice policies and practices are critical in both Seattle and Cape Town.
Seattle, United States; Cape Town, South Africa
Students will stay at the All Africa House, which is adjacent to the law school. Students each have a single room, and share a bathroom with one other person. The facility provides a hot breakfast each day. It also has a communal kitchen that students can access to prepare other meals. Students in 2018 expressed a high level of satisfaction with their accommodations.
There are no prerequisites, but preference will be given to students with prior coursework in Law, Societies, and Justice. No.
10 UW Quarter Credits
This course is the preparatory seminar for the LSJ study abroad program in South Africa, and will take place during spring quarter 2019. In this course, students will be challenged to understand the essential workings of the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly as it addresses the issue of youth violence. This will provide students with the capacity to compare how the U.S. system operates against what occurs in South Africa.
Learning goals include:
Acquire an understanding of the key actors, processes, and functions of the U.S. criminal justice system; Acquire an understanding of the key factors that drive youth violence; Acquire an understanding of how the criminal justice process seeks to respond to instances of youth violence; Develop an appreciation for the complex drivers of youth violence, and the challenges of constructing effective criminal justice policy.
This course provides an overview of South African society, its history, and its persistent challenges. The course will also orient students to the basic structure of the South African criminal justice system.
Learning goals include:
Acquire a basic understanding of South African history; Acquire an understanding of the key drivers of crime and crime policy in the South African context; Acquire an understanding of the key drivers of youth violence in South Africa; Develop an appreciation for the complex drivers of youth violence, and the challenges of constructing effective criminal justice policy
This course provides students with an in-country experience in South Africa, the better to understand its society, its history, and its persistent dilemmas. Particular attention will be paid to youth violence, and the various efforts to address, both inside and outside the criminal justice system.
Learning goals include:
Acquire a deeper understanding of South Africa's history, social dynamics, and persistent dilemmas; Acquire a deeper understanding of the drivers of youth violence; Acquire a deeper appreciation for various efforts to address youth violence; Develop the capacity to intelligently compare the U.S. and South Africa.
Included in the program fee:
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