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School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The London Program

The London Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha involves a two-week study-abroad trip to England each May, for students enrolled in an upper-division course offered by UNO’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice each spring. Students spend the semester learning about the criminal justice system in England while making comparisons to the system employed in the United States. The knowledge they acquire in the classroom is then “brought to life” upon their arrival in London, England. 

In England, students visit with constables and other officials from the London Metropolitan Police Force and hear lectures at New Scotland Yard. Students also tour maximum-security prisons and observe trials in both the Magistrates Court and in the Old Bailey Crown Court. In addition, students visit Cambridge, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, Windsor, and Warwickshire, and they are provided with the opportunity to visit Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Initiated in 1972 by Professor James Kane, the London Program in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the longest standing of its kind in the United States. Criminology and Criminal Justice students from both the Omaha and Lincoln campuses participate in the Program, along with students from University of Nebraska at Omaha’s School of Communication, Department of Political Science, and Department of Art and Art History.   Approximately 80 students take the trip each year, and more than 2,000 students have participated over the Program’s history.

For More Information

Questions regarding the London Program can be directed to Pauline Brennan, Ph.D., Director of the London Program.

Pauline Brennan, Ph.D.
(402) 554.2205