Study Abroad in Criminal Justice in Rome and London, Study & Travel Program

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Criminal Justice in Rome and London: Academics

Fairfield University

Academic credit for the Criminal Justice program is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. Course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University.

Academic Overview

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Unexcused absences are not permitted.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Fairfield University. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university on completion of the program.

Course Description

CRIM 333 (3)
Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course will provide a global, comparative approach to the study of criminal behavior and criminal justice systems. It will debate the causes of crime and law enforcement practices and outcomes, with particular focus on the impact of ethnicity, gender, race and social class. Applying both a sociological and scientific approach, the course will analyze types of crime and its control, examining corrections, courts and policing around the world, with special focus upon Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. Teaching methods will be by lecture, discussion and fieldtrips to help students better understand the history of crime and its control in Italy and the U.K.

HIST/CRIM 302 (3)
History of the Italian Mafia

This course explores the history of the Italian Mafia from the national unification of Italy until the present day. Topics studied include relationships within the organization, those between the Mafia and Italian politics, and those between the Italian and the American mafia. As part of the course students will visit Rebibbia State Prison, the Military Police School, the Italian Parliament/Senate and Libera, a network of over 1,200 associations which support the fight against organized crime.

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