BT603K Basics of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry

Faculty of Law
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
12/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
MUDr. Milena Zimulová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. Věra Kalvodová, Dr.
Department of Criminal Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Jana Dopitová
Supplier department: Department of Criminal Law - Faculty of Law
Fri 12. 3. 10:00–11:40 025, 12:00–13:40 025, Fri 19. 3. 12:00–13:40 025, 14:00–15:40 025, Fri 9. 4. 8:00–9:40 133, 10:00–11:40 133
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
At the end of the course the students should be able
to understand and explain basic notions
to understand importance of forensic psychiatry and psychologie for criminal proceedings
to understand basic aspects of mental conditions` examination
to understand basic methods of evaluating of witnesses` credibility
  • Legal status of disordered people
  • The basis od forensic psychiatry
  • Selected problems of special psychiatry
  • Conception of forensic psychology, psychology of examination and testimony
  • Basic aspects of forensic psychology: credibility of testimony of children and adults, motiv of a crime
    required literature
  • PAVLOVSKÝ, Pavel. Soudní psychiatrie a psychologie. 4., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2012. 232 s. ISBN 9788024743325. info
Teaching methods
lectures, case study
Assessment methods
colloquium: essay + discussion (evaluation 50%)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms 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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