Vietnam: Caramello_Future

Apr 14, 2011, 02:34 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A first-of-its-kind criminology graduate program that started in Vietnam 16 months ago has now moved to the University of Maryland for six weeks of study. The groundbreaking partnership between UMD and Vietnam's People's Police Academy in Hanoi began in April, 2011 when 38 police officers became the first cohort to enter the master of professional studies program in justice leadership. Three of the courses were taught in Vietnam by Vietnamese instructors and the rest were taught there by Maryland faculty from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences as well as the School of Public Policy. Subjects included criminal procedure law, comparative international law and policy analysis. The program fits perfectly into the strategic goals of the University of Maryland - which emphasizes internationalization and globalization. Graduate School Dean Charles Caramello says that in this case, the program is doing both - internationalizing the student body and globalizing education. Caramello says this program is one more indication of the leadership Maryland is showing by extending its expertise around the world. The new Justice Leadership program is a program for the future. #Vietnam #Hanoi #Criminology