CM212Zk Sociology of Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2011
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)
JUDr. Dušan Čurila, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc.
Department of Legal Theory – Faculty of Law
Contact Person: prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc.
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. Students will be able: - to identify elements of the mechanism of legal regulation, - to explain the mechanism of law in action to society, - to characterize functions and purposes of law in society, - to assess relation between law – legal consciousness – legal behaviour, - to define the concept of social deviancy.
  • 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
  • VEČEŘA, Miloš. Teorie sociálního státu. Brno: Iuridica Brunensia, 1995, 141 s. ISBN 80-85964-20-1. 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
  • 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
Teaching methods
lectures with slide show.
Assessment methods
Written examination, 4 open questions, minimum 50% correct answers. Oral examination, ballot 1 question and overview about 4 next questions, minimum 50% correct answers.
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 2009, Spring 2010.
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