Global Experiences in Criminal Justice 2017: Barcelona, Spain

Each summer, the School of Criminal Justice offers UB students the opportunity to take Comparative Issues in Criminal Justice, a course that explores current issues in criminology, criminal justice, and victims services around the world, culminating in a 10-day global immersion trip. The course, open to both graduate and undergraduate students, is taught by Associate Professor Tara Richards, who also leads the immersion trip.

This year’s course focused on gender-based violence in the United States and Spain, and had a record number of students (15) who took the class and participated in the immersion trip to Barcelona, Spain. During their time abroad, the students visited an immigration center that assists women and children, had a site visit/lecture at the Commission for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, toured the Parliament of Catalonia and met with three members of parliament about legislation on women’s rights, and visited the Catalan Women’s Institute. They also attended multiple lectures with local service providers, and engaged in several cultural activities including touring Cavas Cordoniu (Spain’s oldest sparkling wine vineyard) and La Sagrada Familia, and taking a Catalan Cooking class.

Here are some pictures from their travels…

Learn more about Global Experiences in Criminal Justice.
Learn more about Prof. Tara Richards.
Read “Study Abroad 101: Getting a Beefeater to Smile” in the fall 2015 issue of the UB Magazine.

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