Study Tour of England
Study Criminal Justice in London!
May 9-23, 2010
With Options to also visit Paris, Edinburgh, and other European destinations
Contact Dr. Pauline Brennan (402-554-2205), or Dr. Bill Wakefield (402-554-3568) , UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, for more information. Don't Wait! Reserve your place with a refundable $150 deposit. Limited Space available. Some spaces are also available for non-students, such as parents, friends and relatives Financial A id is available for students who qualify.
Offered each Spring semester, this regularly scheduled course includes a 15-day study tour in May featuring visits to prisons, halfway houses, police agencies, social service and probation-parole agencies, as well as Crown and Magistrates' Courts. There are also periodic discussions and review sessions. Optional individual field experiences provide an opportunity for participants to explore an aspect of particular interest within the criminal justice system.
academic credit and requirements.
Participants will receive three semester hours of graded credit in CJUS 4710, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: England, which can be designated as undergraduate credit. Those wishing to receive full credit for the course must attend all academic activities during the semester, participate in discussions and complete a journal reflecting their experiences while on the trip. (One may choose to audit the course but full tuition will be charged.) Background reading material will be necessary during the semester and is expected to be carefully read before arrival in England. A basic background in criminal justice through either college course work or related experience is helpful but not required of participants.
Guided tours and presentations may include: Old Bailey Central Criminal Courts, Pentonville Prison, Hendon Police Training Academy, juvenile detention facilities, Scotland Yard, and other operational police facilities.
Attendance at criminal trials in Magistrates, Crown, and Appeal Courts, discussion with judges, barristers and solicitors.
Review sessions and group discussions.
Visit to House of Commons in session, and changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
Tours of Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Saint Paul's Cathedral, C ambridge and Oxford.
Opportunity to see "Beating the Retreat," rehearsal of "Trooping of the Colour" and other pageantry in London for the celebration of the Queen's official birthday.
Medieval Banquet with traditional foods and costumes.
Ample free time for optional weekend excursions, theatre, museums, and other sightseeing.
Escorted tours to Paris and Edinburgh, Scotland (not included in base price).
Dr. Pauline Brennan, Program Director and Assistant Professor, UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has traveled throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Her well-established contacts with British criminal justice agencies provide a valuable resource for the event.
Dr. Bill Wakefield: Tour Director of Operations and escort. Professor Wakefield of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has directed several previous study tours of England. Contacts with Criminal Justice agencies are well-established and provide the opportunity for truly in-depth examination of policies, procedures, and criminal justice system issues.
Professor George Watson: Chadron State College , Assistant Director. Dr. Watson has taught and conducted research in England and Europe for many years. As an educator and practicing attorney, he is very familiar with the English system of justice.
Dr. Scott Sasse: Dana College , Assistant Tour Director. Professor Sasse has previously served in this capacity for several tours over the years. He has taught and conducted research in England many times and has vast experience with the people and culture of England.
Dr. Tracy Nobiling, UNO Alum and Professor at Chadron State College has also served as assistant director in this program for many years. Tracy is familiar with the English justice system and teaches courses on International Criminology.
Capt. Robert Miller: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Assistant Tour Director. Mr. Miller is a working police officer and has earned his Masters in Public Administration from UNO. Bob has an excellent working knowledge of London law enforcement and is a valuable asset to the tour.
Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
The Royal National Hotel is centrally located in the heart of London and is located adjacent to the London University campus. The British Museum is just around the corner and the underground stop is across the street. It is a large hotel with many restaurants and a concierge to assist with theater and sightseeing reservations. The hotel is situated next to Russell Square Park which provides a nice, quiet atmosphere in the center of London. It is within walking distance of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Shaftsbury Avenue which provides ample opportunity for some good "walking tours" of central London.
All accommodations based on two to a room with private baths in London. Single and double supplement available for married participants at additional cost.
London: In-room Continental Breakfast or full English Breakfast plus specified meals are included. All other meals are on your own.
Although the total price may fluctuate each year due to foreign currency exchange and inflation, the cost of the study tour INCLUDES: round trip air transportation from Omaha, room and partial board (as specified); all group transfers, insurance, and administration costs. NOT INCLUDED in the price of the tour are: passports, incidental personal expenses (i.e., laundry, unspecified meals, entertainment, etc.), and any independent travel by public transport.
*Financial aid is available for qualified participants. Please direct questions to Lynn Shriver in Financial Aid at UNO. 554-3434, or e-mail: LEShriver@unomaha.edu.
For more information and complete details, please contact Dr. Pauline Brennan (402-554-2305) , or e-mail: PKBrennan@unomaha.edu.
Registration begins in October of each year and participants are encouraged to enroll early as the course fills quickly.
On a space-available basis, this tour is open to individuals wishing to travel with the group but not wishing to earn academic credit for the experience. Friends, relatives and other interested individuals are welcome as a limited number of non-credit positions are available. All activities except some of those designated for academic credit are open to non-credit participants.