AIFS Abroad

Criminal Justice in London and Rome, Study & Travel Program
Summer 2022
Course Descriptions


Students take both of the courses listed below for a total of six credits.

Course Descriptions
Course Code and Credits: CRIM 333 (3)
Course Title: Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice
Course Description:
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.
Course Code and Credits: HST/POLI/SOCI 330 (3)
Course Title: Italian Mafias: History and Evolutions
Course Description:
This course examines the multifaceted world of the Italian Mafias from the historical, social, cultural, criminological and political points of view, between the period of the Italian unification and today. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the relationships between the Italian and the American Mafias, the connections between Mafia and politics in Italy, personal relationships in the context of the mafious organizations.