Since 1991, the Department of Criminal Justice has participated in a number of international programs involving professional exchange and partnerships with criminal justice agencies and personnel outside the United States. The first of these programs was an exchange, initiated by the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China. This resulted in the co-sponsorship of a conference in Beijing, China in 1993. This conference, Police Management in the 21st Century, held March 1-4, 1993 was sponsored by the Chinese People's Public Security University, Chinese State Foreign Expert's Bureau, Chinese National Section of the International Center for Sociological, Prison and Punishment Research and Studies and the Department of Justice Administration / Criminal Justice, University of Louisville. Those in attendance included the University of Louisville delegation, faculty from the Public Security University, police representatives from every district in China as well as police officers from Hong Kong, France and Great Britain. Following this international exchange, the department began ongoing and varied activities in Central Europe through partnerships with the Romanian National Police and Hungarian National Police as well as students educational opportunities over seas in Belize, Mexico, Philippines, and Botswana.
Perm University Herald, Juridical Sciences Journal
Since 2010, UofL Criminal Justice, UofL Computer Engineering and Perm State University of Perm, Russia (PGU) have enriched the studies of students through collaboration and technology tools like Skype and YouTube. These let the students interact in real time through presentations and discussions of criminal justice topics. Faculty and students from Perm State University, coordinated by Professor Svetlana Polyakova, have traveled to University of Louisville as guests of the Departments of Criminal Justice and Computer Engineering and the UofL Law School. In turn, U of L students have studied in Perm under the auspices of PGU.
In 2016 the universities co-sponsored the first International Symposium on Security of the Individual, State and Society (SISS) with papers from Russia, the USA, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Republic of Korea and Spain. Professors Michael Losavio and Adel Elmaghraby and Associate Dean Deborah Keeling represented the University of Louisville at the symposium, diplomatic receptions and Perm University’s centennial celebrations.
This is an ongoing relationship that fosters communication, exchange of ideas on social justice issues, and collaboration in the publication of international scholarship. We are pleased to host the US website for the Perm University Herald, Juridical Sciences Journal.