PrF:SOC004 Sel. Probl. of Czech Crim. Law - Course Information

SOC004 Selected problems of Czech Criminal Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Eva Brucknerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. Jaroslav Fenyk, Ph.D., DSc., Univ. Priv. Prof. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Marek Fryšták, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Milana Hrušáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. Věra Kalvodová, Dr. (lecturer)
JUDr. Jan Provazník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Jan Provazník, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Criminal Law - Faculty of Law
Tue 15:05–16:35 259
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course deals with the selected problems of the Czech criminal law.
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to learn basic infromation about the Czech criminal law, both Substantive and Procedural
to understand fundamental principles of Czech criminal law,
to understand the conception of a crime
to be able to administer criminal law provision to criminal cases
Learning outcomes
After completion of this subject, students should be able to orient
themselves in the basic conceptions, principles and legal institutes
of the Czech criminal law in both substantive and procedural aspects.
They should be able to identify conditions
of criminal liability in the Czech criminal law, its legal
consequences (especially the catalog of sanctions), know the
basic structure of the special part of the Criminal Code,
be able to describe the system of the Czech criminal justice
system. They should also adopt basal way of legal thinking of a
Czech criminal lawyer.
  • 1. The role of criminal law in society, the functions of criminal law, the position of criminal law in the system of law; crime as the basis of criminal responsibility in the Czech criminal law. 2. The system of Criminal Sanctions in the Czech criminal law. 3. Introduction of the special part of the Czech criminal code. Chapters I. to VI. 4. Introduction of the special part of the Czech criminal code. Chapters VII. to XIII. 5. Juvenile justice in the Czech Republic. 6. Probation and Mediation Service. Diversions in the Czech criminal proceedings. 7. Introduction to the Czech criminal procedure. 8. The Role and Function of Public Prosecutor in the Preliminary Proceedings. 9. The System of Courts, the Role and Function of the Court in the Criminal Proceedings. 10. Evidence Proceedings.
    required literature
  • FRYŠTÁK, Marek, Věra KALVODOVÁ and Jan PROVAZNÍK. Selected Problems of the Czech Criminal Law. 2.doplněné. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 100 pp. učebnice - 526. ISBN 978-80-210-7985-4. info
  • Code of criminal procedure. 1st ed. Prague: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. viii, 295. ISBN 9788073576837. info
  • Penal code. Edited by Iva Mrázková. 1st ed. Prague: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. viii, 182. ISBN 9788073576745. info
    recommended literature
  • KARABEC, Zdeněk, Jiří VLACH and Jana HULMÁKOVÁ. Criminal justice system in the Czech Republic. 3rd amended and revised edit. Praha: Institut pro kriminologii a sociální prevenci, 2017. 133 stran. ISBN 9788073381684. info
  • FRYŠTÁK, Marek, Jozef ČENTÉŠ, Jarosław SZCZECHOWICZ, Věra KALVODOVÁ, Josef KUCHTA, Jan PROVAZNÍK, David ČEP, Katarína KANDOVÁ, Marek MEZEI, Jakub ĽORKO, Krystyna SZCZECHOWICZ and Robert DZIEMBOWSKI. Corporate criminal liability (in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland). 1. vyd. Brno: Masaryk University, 2016. 255 pp. theoretical series, edition Scientia, File. No. 566. ISBN 978-80-210-8382-0. info
Teaching methods
lectures with discussion
Assessment methods
Lectures are held for a minimum of 5 students. With smaller number of students attending the course, lectures are replaced with tutorials. Reading list will be given by the course co-ordinator at the fist lecture or tutorial. The examination has a written and an oral part. Examination - credit requirements: 1. Semester paper 2. Written test comprising Yes/No(True/False) or multiple choice questions 3. Presentation of the semester paper to classmates 4. Discussion on the semester paper
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019.
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