BSSn4463 Comparative Penal Policy

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Ladislav Pokorný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students will master the issue of criminal policy by means of international comparison, the basic models of criminal law and criminal policy.
Learning outcomes
Students will learn to find their way through the basic penal systems in the world and to use methods of comparative analysis when studying systems of criminal law and criminal policy.
  • 1. Introduction to comparative study of criminal policy; 2. Course definition, basic terminology, relation to other fields; 3. Methods of comparative analysis of criminal law and criminal policy; 4. Development, sources, difficulties and goals of comparative analysis of criminal policy; 5. Classification of models (systems) of criminal law and policy; 6. Characteristics of penal systems in chosen countries; 7. Accusative and inquisitorial system of criminal procedures; 8. Europeization of criminal law; 9. New trends in criminal policy; 10. Seminar; 11. Seminar outcome; 12. Written test
    required literature
  • POKORNÝ, Ladislav. Úvod do trestněprávní komparatistiky (Introduction to comparative criminal law). první. Praha: Auditorium, 2010. 120 pp. Auditorium. ISBN 978-80-87284-06-3. URL info
    recommended literature
  • TOMÁŠEK, Michal. Europeizace trestního práva. Praha: Linde, 2009. 459 s. ISBN 9788072017379. info
  • FENYK, Jaroslav and Ján SVÁK. Europeizace trestního práva (Europeisation of Criminal Law). 1. vydání. Bratislava: Bratislavská vysoká škola práva, 2008. 229 pp. ISBN 978-80-88931-88-1. info
  • HUNGR, Pavel. Srovnávací právo : právní kultury. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Key Publishing, 2008. 130 s. ISBN 9788086575728. info
  • INCIARDI, James A. Trestní spravedlnost :ústavní principy trestního práva, trestního řádu a nápravné výchovy. Translated by Vladimír Drábek. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1994. xvii, 795. ISBN 80-85605-30-9. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar, including essays.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by an exam which consists of two parts – a seminar paper and a written test. Students will be assessed as follows: 1/3 seminar paper and its presentation, 2/3 comprehensive written test. 1. A seminar paper on a theme chosen from a list or approved by the teacher in the course of the term will be handed in no later than May 15th. The paper will span 10 to 15 pages. The paper must be submitted in an electronic form both to the hand-in system in the IS and to the teacher’s email address. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The paper is assessed in terms of invention, student’s ability to find relevant issues within the theme, its logical structure, and whether or not quotes and comments comply with the norms. It is also necessary to use a broader spectre of sources than just the listed literature. The seminar paper must be presented at a seminar. 2. Comprehensive written exam (covers matter read at lectures and included in listed literature, questions come in the form of a test with four possible answers of which none need to be correct, or any number can be correct). Evaluation: 56-60 points: A, 51-55 points: B, 46-50 points: C, 41-45 points: D, 36-40 points: E, 35 and less: F.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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