A group of Lynchburg College criminology students recently returned from a trip to England and Scotland.
While overseas, the 13 students learned about the criminal justice systems in those countries and compared them to the U.S. system, said Dr. Dan Murphy, criminology professor.
“The students were able to compare and contrast how law enforcement, the courts, and the prison system compared to that of the United States,” he said. “Also, the students through various tours learned about the criminal justice history and the special forms of punishment that were unique to England and Scotland, and had the opportunity to learn about some of their most infamous crimes.”
On one tour, the students traversed the neighborhoods where Jack the Ripper committed serial murders, actually pausing to learn about each murder in the place it was committed. The group also visited maximum and minimum security prisons in England and Scotland.
Alyssa McGowan ’15 said the trip was filled with “some unforgettable memories with some unforgettable people.”
“I could not of asked for a better group and chaperones to share this trip with,” she said.