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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Camden Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Camden Spring 2018 01/16/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/08/2018 03/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

England Learning Abroad
 
The Program
Since the late 19th century, the United Kingdom has been pivotal in both the development of forensic techniques and the setting of forensic science standards. This course aims to introduce the history and evolution of forensic science, significant cases, and the framework of international standards within forensic science. The on-campus portion of this course will introduce students to key historical figures and milestones within forensic science. We will examine the similarities and differences between the British and American legal systems as they pertain to forensic science and how these systems regulate and maintain standards within the profession. Finally we will look at popular media and its influence on the practice and perception of forensic science.  Assessment will be through a combination of essays, oral presentations and classroom discussion of case studies. Over Spring break (March 8-17, 2018) we will experience the British system first-hand, starting in London and visiting Leeds, Bradford, and Manchester. Through site visits and guest speakers, students will gain insight into the forensic profession as it exists in the UK, UK laboratory practice, forensic standards and regulation in the UK and Europe, and the presentation of forensic evidence in British courts. The UK also provides the unique opportunity to visit sites key to the history of forensic science. Some of the trip highlights include visits to New Scotland Yard, a Jack the Ripper tour, a visit to English courts in session, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, plus talks by CSIs, lab scientists, barristers, and forensic researchers. Each of these places and speakers will be introduced during the classroom component of the course with an emphasis on its relevance to the key aim and objectives. This course is intended Biology and Chemistry students and is also applicable for Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and History majors.

Program Location(s)
London, England (with visits to Leeds, Manchester, and Bradford)

Academics
Faculty Director: Dr. Kimberlee Moran, Department of Chemistry
Course Number: 50:160:494, 50:412:490, 56:412:590
Course Meeting Dates and Times: Fridays from 12:30 PM - 3:20 PM (1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/23, 3/30)

Program Dates
March 8-18, 2018 (Spring Break)

Financial Information
Program Cost: TBD (Approximately $3,000)

Program Cost Includes
Airfare
Housing
Some meals
Excursions
Travel Health Insurance

Program Cost Does Not Include
Course Tuition (all Rutgers students must register for the course to participate in this program)
Passport Fee (if you do not have a current, valid passport)
Visa Fee (if applicable)
Personal expenses while abroad (including certain meals)

*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*Upon completion of this application, the Office of International Students & Global Programs will register you in the course.
*To withdraw, please contact the Office of International Students & Global Programs at learning.abroad@camden.rutgers.edu. Remember: once you sign the Camden Statement of Financial Responsibility, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.