Comparative Criminal Justice
The course on Comparative Criminal Justice provides Tampere University students with the opportunity to study comparative crime and
punishment issues with visiting students from American/British universities. The students will be instructed as a collective with instructional responsibilities being shared by lecturers from partipating universities.
This course will look at the criminal justice system within a global context. The course will look at theories of criminality, deviance and punishment within socio-political context of the different countries studied as well as the comparison between the countries. Within this framework, students will examine theories of crime including but not limited to: the learning theory, corporate crime, and restorative justice.
The course will utilize a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, discussions, videos, guest speakers and tours of prisons in Finland and in some Baltic countries. The USA penal system will also be analyzed.