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Criminal Justice Summer Institute


The Criminal Justice System

July 6th-17th, 2020
3 College Credits

Spend time with students who share your interests meet decision makers and go behind the scenes at influential national and international organizations. Work closely with Marymount faculty who have extensive professional expertise and connections. The daily program will include morning classes, afternoon field trips, and fun evening activities. Get a D.C. insiders perspective!
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Have you ever wondered…
  • Why violent crime occurs?
  • Whether punishment works?
  • If TV shows accurately portray the administration of justice?
This intensive, three-credit course will give you a better understanding
of our criminal justice system. Topics for analysis and discussion will
include policing, the courts, and corrections. Marymount’s expert faculty
will facilitate examination of topics such as the media’s influence on
our perceptions and public policy in areas like juvenile justice the death
penalty, and gun control. Guest speakers – including criminologists,
federal agents, local law enforcement officers, and forensic scientists –
will supplement classroom instruction with real life stories.
The course will also involve field trips in the greater Washington, D.C.
area to potential sites, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration
Museum, the Newseum, and the Holocaust Museum.



  •  Tuition for 3 college credits
  •  Meals
  • Activities
  • Transportation to activities and field trips


  • Tuition for 3 college credits
  • On-campus housing
  • Meals
  • Activities
  •  Transportation to activities and field trips


The application period runs through April, 2020
  •  Student Drop-Off/Registration: July 5th
  • Student Pick-up: July 18th


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All meals are covered in the cost of the program. Meals will generally be served in the campus dining room but some may be provided off-site.

Housing Features

  • Air-conditioned residence hall
  • Single-gender wings
  • Separate male and female bathrooms
  • Mentor students-in-residence-a female student employee will be assigned to oversee female institute participants, and a male student employee will be assigned to oversee male participants
  • Professional staff supervisors on duty and on-call 24/7
  • A shared lounge space on the residence hall floor
  • On-campus recreational and fitness facilities including gymnasium, indoor pool, and fitness center/weight room
  • Campus Safety officers available 24/7 for medical and other emergencies


Because space is limited, priority will be given to early applicants. Students must submit a completed application with a NON-REFUNDABLE $200 deposit to reserve a space. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of receipt of the application and deposit.

Final payment due : June 1st, 2020

After May 1, contact Marymount’s Office of Admissions to check on program availability.


The program isn’t all work and no play! In the evenings, you’ll have fun with your new friends. Possible activities can include:

  • Visits to D.C.-area museums
  • A Kennedy Center concert
  • An evening tour of D.C. monuments
  • Bowling night
  • A major league baseball game
  • Laser tag
  • Iron chef cook-off
  • Game nights and Wii tournaments