Comparative Criminology USA

Unit Code:ATS3464
Credit Points:12
Coordinator:Kate Burns
Season:Summer Study Tour
On campus Teaching: TBC
Overseas Dates:Not offered in 2020
Pre-departure session (compulsory):TBC
Application Details:Not offered in 2020

Program details

This intensive unit introduces students to the comparative study of criminology which involves the study of crime and social control across different cultural contexts. While it may appear easy to make simple comparisons, there is a need for a far greater understanding of what, how and why a comparison is being made. This unit studies the production of criminological knowledge across cultures as well as its meaning and how we understand it.

This unit gives students the opportunity to gain on-location access to experienced professional practitioners – Judges, Police/FBI, Prison staff – in the field of criminology in the United States of America. Examples of topics for comparative understanding include: prisons and punishment, policing, social inequality and crime, immigration and race/ethnicity, organised crime/gangs, and juvenile justice.


Deposit:$500 deposit is due at time of application
Total Program fee:TBC
Final Payment Due:TBC

All program fees are paid to Reho Study tours (Our Travel Service Provider). Payment process outlined in the MAP application portal.

*Please note that the deposit is non-refundable except in the case that your application is not successful.

Included in the program fee:

  • International flights
  • Accommodation.

Not included in the program fee:

  • Visas
  • Spending money
  • Tuition fees. Monash students will be charged fees according to their funding status.

*Please review the full list of inclusions and exclusions outlined in the Monash Abroad Portal (MAP) and Reho Study Tours cancellation policy.

All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Travel Information

Visa Information & Vaccinations

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Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

Travel Insurance

All outgoing students will receive complimentary travel insurance. To view the coverage, visit the Monash Abroad website.

**Students should not make travel arrangements until after your application is successful and program participation has been confirmed by the Faculty