UVSRPCP078 Selected Chapters from Penology

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Igor Hendrych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Igor Hendrych, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Igor Hendrych, Ph.D.
Institute of Public Administration and Social Policy – 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
The aim of the course is to provide elementary information about the branch on the background of current state of Czech penal system and its implementation in European context. The students will be introduced with respective legal arrangement, organisational structure of Prison Service of the Czech republic, current issues of prison staff and other questions of penitentiary theory and practice. The course will comprise also practical visit of prison institution. Study Outcomes: Professional Knowledge: Students acquire and demonstrate knowledge of basic penological findings. They know the legislation regulating imprisonment, custody and security detention. They are well informed on basic approaches to solving social integration of people after imprisonment. Professional Skills: Students are well versed in the practices of working with clients of detention facilities and in procedures used in post-penitential social work. They are reliably familiar with the relevant field literature, can locate, interpret and apply the gained information in practice. Passing this course, they become able to integrate the acquired knowledge to the fulfilment of the needs of the field practice. General Qualification: Students can comprehend the context of task execution in post-penitential practice in the Czech conditions. Completion of the course Selected Chapters on Penology makes it easier for students to adapt to social work in prisons which requires expertise in addition to the general and specific training in departmental educational institute. Methods of the course will encourage the development of critical thinking, creativity and the students' ability to make decisions independently and responsibly.
  • 1. Philosophy and targets of punishment of imprisonment
    2. Prison service of the Czech republic
    3. European prison rules
    4. Legal arrangement of execution of custody
    5. Legal arrangement of execution of sentence
    6. Realization of laws of imprisoned in execution of imprisonment
    7. Excursion to prison
    8. Effectiveness of imprisonment sentence
    10. Organisational structure of the Czech prisons and prison staff.
    11. Alternative punishments and cooperation of the Prison Service and the Probation and Mediation Service.
    12 The issue of reintegration of convicted persons into civilian life.
    13. Summary
    The lectures are followed by experiential exercises in the seminar where the basic skills needed for penitential practice are developed. It is required that students manifest the ability to understand the presentation of media-published criminal cases, or current topics of the Czech prison service, always referring to a comparison with the theory of punishment and other areas of the penitential theory according to scientific literature. Active participation in seminars is required which is assessed based on relevant suggestions regarding the presentations of other students.
    required literature
  • HENDRYCH, I. Vybrané kapitoly z penologie. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7248-574-1. info
  • SOCHŮREK, J. Kapitoly z penologie - 1. díl: Úvod do teorie trestu a trestání. Liberec: TU v Liberci, 2007. ISBN 80-7372-203-6. info
  • SOCHŮREK, J. Kapitoly z penologie - 2. dlí: Teorie a praxe zacházení s vězněnými. Liberec: TU v Liberci, 2007. ISBN 80-7372-204-3. info
  • Evropská vězeňská pravidla, Příloha časopisu České vězeňství 1/2006. Praha, 2006. info
    recommended literature
  • Vyhláška Ministerstva spravedlnosti č. 109/1994 Sb., kterou se vydává Řád výkonu vazby. info
  • Vyhláška Ministerstva spravedlnosti č. 345/1999 Sb., kterou se vydává Řád výkonu trestu odnětí svobody. info
  • Zákon č. 257/2000 Sb. (o Probační a mediační službě). info
  • Zákon č. 129/2008 Sb. (o výkonu zabezpečovací detence). info
  • Zákon č. 141/1961 Sb. (Trestní řád). info
  • Zákon č. 169/1999 Sb. (o výkonu trestu odnětí svobody). info
  • Zákon č. 293/1993 Sb. (o výkonu vazby). info
  • Zákon č. 40/2009 Sb. (Trestní zákoník). info
  • Zákon č. 555/1992 Sb. (o Vězeňské službě a justiční stráži). info
  • SOCHŮREK, J. Kapitoly z penologie - 3. díl: Negativní jevy ve vězení. Liberec: TU v Liberci, 2007. ISBN 80-7372-205-0. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Written test aimed at the verification of theoretical knowledge . Active participation in seminars, presentation of a term paper.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
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