Criminal Justice summer program

Learn best practices in criminal justice and what's new in the field of criminology

July 13 – 27, 2019


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The Summer Criminal Justice Program is a unique two-week experience especially designed for undergraduate students in a variety of academic programs at Chinese universities.

Participants will sharpen their academic skills and prepare for employment in the global workplace through this intensive summer program. This session will help students rapidly improve knowledge in criminal justice while advancing English language abilities.

This professional development opportunity draws on the outstanding teaching and research of faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice. Upon completing the program, students receive a certificate from Wayne State University acknowledging their successful participation. 

The program will cover:

  • Criminal justice: the formal agencies (e.g., the police, courts and corrections) and processes established to control crime and punish criminals;
  • Police and society: police institutions, culture, practices and police-society relationship;
  • Criminology: the extent, patterns, nature and causes of crime;
  • Law and society: the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life;
  • Comparative criminal justice: compare and contrast the criminal justice system in China and the U.S.

Education beyond the classroom

Students will visit facilities relevant to the study of criminal justice and legal systems, such as police stations, law enforcement training centers and courts.

All lectures are presented in English and classes will include group discussions and small-group seminars.

Students will participate in extracurricula programs to help them better integrate into the English-speaking community. Opportuntieis include excursions to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village; hands-on artistic activities; exhibitions at the Detroit Institue of Arts; English language films; and shopping in area malls.

Student eligibility

To be considered for the Summer Criminal Justice Program, students must:

  • Be current undergraduate students at the sophomore, junior or senior level at a reputable Chinese university
  • Have an overall grade-point average in the top 50 percent of all students in the same academic program
  • Demonstrate English proficiency by passing the national English level-4 test with a score of 500 or higher or the level-6 test with a score of 450 or higher. Students with satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores will be given priority in consideration.

Program cost: $2,600* includes

  • Academic program
  • University housing in a shared suite
  • Three daily on-campus meals
  • Laundry and linens
  • Health insurance
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Field trips and weekend exploration trips
  • SEVIS fee

*Not included: airfare, J-1 visa document processing fee, off-campus meals, souvenirs or personal spending money

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