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CRIMINAL JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTION

SUMMER SHORT-TERM IN LONDON

Earn 6 credits in just four weeks.

Explore the topic of Wrongful Conviction in London.

This four-week, accelerated summer program provides students with the opportunity to study human rights and focus on the specific area of wrongful conviction. This program is composed of two courses and includes opportunities to observe trials and visit London-based organizations working in human rights and on behalf of the wrongfully accused.

Arrival: July 5, 2020
Departure: August 1, 2020
Program Fee: $6,395
Application Deadline April 15, 2020
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The London Experience

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Experience

Spend one day visiting Stonehenge and Bath. Tour the Supreme Court and Houses of Parliament. Visit the Innocence Project Greenwich. Go on the Legal London Walking Tour with a visit to the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (aka Old Bailey). Eat lunch at a prison in Brixton.
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live

Live like a Londoner and stay in a shared apartment within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London Center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

This is a short-term accelerated program composed of two courses on Human Rights and Wrongful Conviction, worth 3 credits each. Study fact investigation and research, observe trials, and visit London-based organizations working on behalf of the wrongfully accused.
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Short-Term Programs

CAPA short-term and accelerated programs are a great study abroad option if you are concerned about cost or time constraints.

Learn About Studying with CAPA in London

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more.

Courses & Credit

Earn 6 credits in just four short weeks.

Housing

You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center.

Local Transit Pass

A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony.

Intern & Volunteer

This program does not have an internship component.

My Global City

Explore London through CAPA's My Global City events, which may include walking tours of the iconic South Bank and the Beatles Abbey Road, a boat trip to Greenwich, or a curry dinner on Brick Lane.

24/7 Emergency Support

We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Support

The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.

Summer Courses

Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action  

The notion of human rights has become central to global politics today. It is not a single subject but a broad field of potential investigation: this intensive seminar provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to the topic, critically examining the politics of human rights, their contentious nature and uneven global implementation. Throughout, the focus will be on practical issues and the contested politics of human rights in action through a range of topical case studies. Students will evaluate key debates about the politics and morality of human rights, analyze and explore the theoretical foundations of human rights concepts and topical issues relating to human rights from a variety of global, regional and local perspectives. The course critically examines the history and development of concepts of human rights and the philosophies underpinning them, as well as current frameworks of international human rights law and the relationship among current debates in human rights, political power and social injustice. Topics to be covered will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women's, children's and indigenous peoples'; rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights.

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LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355

Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action  

This intensive seminar will focus on practical issues surrounding human rights. Students will examine politics and morality of human rights; analyze the theoretical foundations and development of human rights concepts, and the philosophies underpinning them; investigate frameworks of international human rights law; and explore London as a global centre for human rights advocacy, practice, and activism. Topics will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women’s, children’s and indigenous peoples’ rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights.

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LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355

Wrongful Conviction  

This interactive course, taught by a law professor who has spent his career litigating wrongful conviction cases and directing the California Innocence Project, will introduce issues and case law related to wrongful convictions—a dynamic and important area of human rights law. Students will develop an understanding of basic procedural processes for litigating a wrongful conviction; debate policy issues behind police investigation procedures; investigate the leading causes of wrongful convictions; draft basic case briefs; and acquire knowledge of current best practices for identifications and obtaining confessions.

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