Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
- Dates / Deadlines
This International Course Abroad (ICA) examines the research, policies and practices surrounding the juvenile justice system in Sweden. By visiting youth detention facilities and speaking with practitioners and researchers, participants will experience, first-hand, an alternate practical and theoretical framework for juvenile justice, as well as the cultural context necessary to support such a system.
This ICA focuses on the social, political, and economic circumstances that have allowed the Sweden to develop a distinctive youth justice system that is often lauded as both unique and exceptional. Students will be assigned a set of readings, including academic research articles and a book, to provide them with a baseline understanding of how this system was developed, the role of the welfare and how it is currently functioning. The academic materials will be augmented by a study abroad experience that will focus on site visits to detention facilities and justice agencies, as well as museums, cultural institutions and other sites relevant to the substantive materials.
Students will participate in periodic lectures before setting out on daily experimental learning activities. A secondary program goal is to allow students to have an immersive experience within Scandinavian culture in order to provide the necessary contextualization for the justice systems being examined.
By participating in this program, students will be able to:
• Describe the modern Swedish youth justice system
• Understand the political, historical and cultural factors, including the welfare state, that have shaped this system
• Distinguish and apply criminological theories and purposes within these systems
• Compare and contrast these systems to the American/ domestic approach to juvenile justice
• Critically consider emerging issues within the criminal justice systems in Scandinavia
• Appreciate Scandinavian culture
First Year Students are eligible to apply for this program!
Credit/Registration: Students accepted to this program will be automatically registered for CJS 380 Youth, Delinquency, and the Swedish Welfare State 3 credits for winter term. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their credit load or will have to pay for exceeding the 20 credit maximum.
There will be one mandatory, preparatory class meetings during the fall term.
Arrival: December 5, 2021
Departure: December 11, 2021
Tentative Itinerary Overview
Day 0 Depart USA
Day 1 Arrive in Stockholm: Program overview
Day 2 Cultural Foundations: Orientation, Museum visits
Day 3 Academic Foundations: Stockholm University, Group activity, Group dinner
Day 4 Arrest & Diversion: Police and Prosecutor visit
Day 5 Youth Justice: SiS visit, Group dinner
Day 6 Site Visit: Barby Facility
Day 7 Depart Sweden
Due September 30th, 2021 $500 Advance Payment
Due November 1st, 2021 $1,400 Final Payment
All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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