Criminal Justice in London
Program Leaders: Senior Instructors Katy Cathcart, Richard Radabaugh, and John Whalen
This tour, led by Katy Cathcart, Richard Radabaugh, and John Whalen, will feature visits to the Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice and the Houses of Parliament, as well as site visits of local landmarks and historical tours. This global engagement opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate criminal justice students, and participating students will have the option to apply the experience toward accumulation of independent study credits.
Students will visit sites such as the Tower of London, track the evolution of the British legal system, explore the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and the Old Bailey in this overseas program.
Priority acceptance will be given to CJ students or students with a CJ requirement as part of their degree. Additionally, students can elect to participate in the program not for credit.
Course and Credit Information
Undergraduate Credit toward Summer 2021: 3 credits of CJ 4600 (Special Topics)
Graduate Credit toward Summer 2021: 3 credits of CJ 6600 (Special Topics)
Students can opt to participate in the program not for credit
. Priority acceptance will be given to those students seeking CJ credit.
Through this program students will recognize and understand fundamental concepts associated with the history of Criminal Justice in the U.S. Additionally, they will recognize and understand key practices associated with criminal justice and law enforcement in the U.K. Students will also apply lessons learned from field studies in assessing criminal justice policy and practice approaches and through this develop a better understanding of existing criminal justice policy in a global context. Students should expect to keep a daily journal, participate in reflection/discussion sessions during the program, and complete a final research paper that pertains to the experiences of the tour.
Dates and Itinerary
The dates of the trip are May 19 to May 29, 2021. Participants will depart the U.S. via a group flight from Denver International Airport on May 19, 2021, arriving in London the next day. Participants will depart London on May 29, 2021.
May 19: Depart Denver for London
May 20: Arrive in London, transfer to hotel, trip briefing at hotel, British Museum, Imperial War Museum
May 21: London Metropolitan University, Buckingham Palace, Covent Gardens
May 22: Guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, Prisoner Education Trust
May 23: 10 Downing Street, Scotland Yard Museum, Jack the Ripper Walk
May 24: Guided tour of the Tower of London
May 25: Free day for independent exploration
May 26: Inns of Court, Royal Courts of Justice with mock trial, lunch at Middle Inn
May 27: Old Bailey to attend hearings
May 28: Free day for independent exploration
May 29: Depart London for Denver
Cost and Payment Information
International Affairs Non-Refundable Education Abroad Registration Fee: $50 (due January 29, 2021)
Tumlare Program Fee: $2,925 (due February 12, 2021)
Participants will pay Tumlare directly; directions can be found on their website.
Included in the program cost are the following items:
- Round trip international flights from Denver to London
- Hotel and ground services (breakfast is included at the hotel)
- London Travel Card and 24 hour hop on/hop off bus pass
- Entrance to the following: Houses of Parliament, Tower of London
included in the program cost are UCCS tuition, international health insurance, additional meals, tipping and personal spending money. For students seeking single-occupancy, there is a single-occupancy room supplement fee of $895.
**Please note that students seeking credit will be billed tuition on their UCCS account at their regular student rate for the Summer 2021 session.**
Participants pay Tumlare directly; directions can be found on their website.
All housing accommodations are in a 4-star hotel with breakfast provided. The hotel offers internet access, double occupancy rooms (single occupancy for university officers, director, employee, agents, and representatives), and dining facilities.
Passports and Immigration
All participants need to have a valid passport to participate in this program. The passport needs to be valid at least 6 months after the anticipated departure from the United Kingdom. Participants holding a U.S. Passport do not need a visa or additional permission to enter the United Kingdom for this program. Those who do not hold a U.S. Passport should check with the closest British embassy or consulate for the country they hold their passport from for entry requirements.
Information on how to obtain a U.S. Passport can be found on our website.
Health and Safety
Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination they wish to travel to. The U.S. Department of State (DOS)
and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit their websites to find more information.