CM212Zk Sociology of Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Martina Urbanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc.
Department of Legal Theory – Faculty of Law
Contact Person: prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc.
Mon 23. 2. to Fri 22. 5. Wed 8:00–9:30 140
NOW ( CM212Z Sociology of Law ) || CM212Z Sociology of Law
Basic knowledge from secondary school in the area of social sciences
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
  • Law (programme PrF, M-PPV)
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to give the set of knowledge in the sociological conception of law as a essential methodological approach to law; to introduce to social context of the mechanism of legal regulation from legal policy to the sphere of realization of law and efficacy of law. Sociology of law studies the relationship between law and society, the mechanism of law in action to society, functions and purposes of law in society, efficacy of law, relation between law – legal consciousness – legal behaviour, issues of social deviancy and social control. Subject fulfills important propedeutic role in the study of law.
  • Definition of sociology of law. Great authors and main lines of sociology of law. Socio-cultural system and law. Law in social reality. Law and social groups. Social deviancy and social control. Methods in the study of law.
  • VEČEŘA, Miloš and Martina URBANOVÁ. Sociologie práva. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2006, 335 s. ISBN 8086898725. info
  • VEČEŘA, Miloš and Martina URBANOVÁ. Sociologie práva v textech. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998, 154 s. ISBN 8021018151. info
  • URBANOVÁ, Martina. Systémy sociální kontroly a právo (Systems of Social Control and Law). Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2006, 191 pp. Právo, studie, 316.4.05-026.17. ISBN 80-86898-94-6. info
  • VEČEŘA, Miloš. Teorie sociálního státu. Brno: Iuridica Brunensia, 1995, 141 s. ISBN 80-85964-20-1. info
  • Sociologie práva :systémově teoretický přístup k modernímu právu. Edited by Jiří Přibáň. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1996, 197 s. ISBN 80-85850-18-4. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Úvod do sociologie (Introduction to Sociology.). In Úvod do sociologie. Praha: SLON, 1995. ISBN 80-85850-06-0. info
  • Velký sociologický slovník. Sv. 1, A-O. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1996, 747 s. ISBN 80-7184-164-11. info
  • Velký sociologický slovník. 2, P - Ž. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1996, S. 749 - 1. ISBN 80-7184-310-51. info
Assessment methods
Written and oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011.
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