UPPVPP052 Introduction to Criminology

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2012
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Dana Křupalová (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dana Křupalová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Dana Křupalová
Institute of Pedagogical and Psychological Sciences – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
LECTURE This course is an overview of criminology, the science filling the information gap between the social pathologies and penology. The aim is to understand the concept, object, tasks and development of criminology, also recognize the motivation of individuals committing crimes and gaining insight into the situation of victims of crime especially in the field of psychology and psychotherapy. The important thing is considered to be familiar with the structure of crime prevention programs in the Czech Republic as well as strategies to combat crime in general. SEMINAR The aim of the seminar is to introduce current topics in the field of criminology, criminalistics, forensic psychology, victimology, and also the possibilities of using the knowledge of the disciplines especially in caregiving professions
    Criminology as a science.
    Crime, its causes and conditions.
    Criminogenic factors.
    Types of crime and its category.
    Crime and its recognition.
    Solving serious intentional crimes.
    Research in criminology ..
    Victimology - the doctrine of sacrifice.
    Crime prevention, crime prevention system in the Czech Republic.
    Crime Prevention Strategy. Systematic approach for caring for juvenile offenders.
    Crime prevention program.
    Mental diseases and disorders and their role in committing crime.
    The issue of motivation of different types of violent crimes
    Violent crime among children and adolescents.
    History of crime profiling.
    The position of the victim and the impact of crime on the victim.
    Children as victims of crime.
    Dealing with crime victims and victim assistance
    Personality of the investigators and professional skills in the process of solving a crime.
    Crime prevention program in the education and environment-prison comparison
    required literature
  • GILLERNOVÁ, I., BOUKALOVÁ, H., et al. Vybrané kapitoly z kriminalistické psychologie. Praha: Karolinum, 2006. ISBN 80-246-1293-3. info
  • Novotný, O., Zapletal, J., a kolektiv. Kriminologie. Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-7357-026-2. info
  • ZOUBKOVÁ, I. Kriminologie a prevence kriminality. Praha: Armex, 2004. ISBN 80-86795-05-5. info
    recommended literature
  • FISCHER, S., ŠKODA, J. Sociální patologie. Analýza příčin a možnosti ovlivňování závažných sociálně patologických jevů. Praha: Grada, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2781-3. info
  • VÝROST, J., SLAMĚNÍK, I. Sociální psychologie. Praha: Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-1428-8. info
  • ČÍRTKOVÁ, P., VITOUŠOVÁ, P. a kol. Pomoc obětem ( a svědkům ) trestných činů. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-2014-2. info
  • WHITICKER, A. J. Zločiny století. Praha: Brána, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7243-325-4. info
  • PRAŠKO, J. a kol. Poruchy osobnosti. Praha: Portál, 2003. ISBN 80-7178-737-X. info
  • BOUŘA, V. Vybrané kapitoly z kriminologie. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě, 2003. ISBN 80-7042-259-9. info
  • WEISS, P. Sexuální deviace. Klasifikace, diagnostika a léčba. Praha: Portál, 2002. ISBN 80-7178-634-9. info
  • PAVLOVSKÝ, P. Soudní psychiatrie a psychologie. Praha: Grada, 2001. ISBN 80-247-0181-2. info
  • ČÍRTKOVÁ, L. Policejní psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2000. ISBN 80-7178-475-3. info
  • DOUGLAS, J., OLSHAKER, M. Lovec duší. Frýdek-Místek: Allpress, 1997. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Test - study notes from lectures and required reading
Credit for full-time - a presentation and essay submission, fulfilling requirements attendance
Credit for the combined form - to meet individual tasks
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015.
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