BT601Zk Basics of Criminology, Penology and Forensic Anthropology

Faculty of Law
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
12/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. JUDr. Josef Kuchta, CSc. (lecturer)
JUDr. Eva Brucknerová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Gabriela Paulová (assistant)
Kristina Štůlová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Josef Kuchta, CSc.
Department of Criminal Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Jana Dopitová
Supplier department: Department of Criminal Law - Faculty of Law
Thu 25. 2. 12:00–13:40 124, 14:00–15:40 124, Fri 26. 2. 12:00–13:40 124, 14:00–15:40 124, Fri 26. 3. 12:00–13:40 124, 14:00–15:40 124
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! OBOR ( PR ) && ! OBOR ( PR01 ) && ! PROGRAM ( N - VS )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Criminology general and specific part of the foundations of victimology, penology, social prevention. The aim is to have an overview of the status and tasks of criminology in society, to get familiar with the crimimal methods research the causes and prevention of various types of crime. At the end of the course students should be able identificate the criminology problems in the practice and will obtain the ability to think about their own criminological recommendations for criminological theory and practice and formulate them.
  • General criminology, the subjekt, matter of research methods, personality offenders, statistics, the causes and conditions of crime. Study of the victims, the performance and effective punishment. Crime prevention. The causes and prevention of various types and categories of crime.
    required literature
  • VÁLKOVÁ, Helena, Josef KUCHTA and Jana HULMÁKOVÁ. Základy kriminologie a trestní politiky. 3. vydání. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2019. xxx, 585. ISBN 9788074007323. info
    recommended literature
  • GŘIVNA, Tomáš, Miroslav SCHEINOST and Ivana ZOUBKOVÁ. Kriminologie. 5., aktualizované vydání. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2019. 587 stran. ISBN 9788075985545. info
  • NOVOTNÝ, Oto and Josef ZAPLETAL. Kriminologie. 3., přeprac. vyd. Praha: ASPI, 2008. 527 s. ISBN 9788073573775. info
Teaching methods
Lectures in the scope of twelve hours in semestr. In the framework of the lectures solve of practical problems. Class discussions. Lectures of the experts from practice. No homework.
Assessment methods
Teaching is in the form of consultations and seminars, culminating in promotion oral exam. Emphasis is placed on examples of practice and work with statistics, teaching are invited specialists from praxis.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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