Visit to Spain of Mount Royal University, May 2014

DSC_9068In the beginning of May, we welcomed to Spain a group of 22 criminal justice students from Mount Royal University (Calgary, Canada). During their three-day study tour to Madrid, they were hosted by Spanish law enforcement authorities and academia. On the first day the students attended a workshop hosted by Dr. Laura Tedesco at Saint Louis University – Madrid campus. Dr. Tedesco gave the students a lecture on the political and institutional developments in Spain from the transition to democracy until Spain today. The next day the group visited the Civil Guard Academy for Officials and Penitentiary Centre Madrid VI in Aranjuez. On their final day, the students were given a tour of the National Police Academy in Ávila. Learning from the Spanish authorities on their approach to criminal justice and law enforcement has allowed the students to bring back good practices to Canada and further expand their educational horizon.