Course: Theory and Practice of Penal System

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Course title Theory and Practice of Penal System
Course code KCHP/NPEN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hála Jaroslav, PhDr.
Course content
1. Punishment (definition, function) 2. Alternative punishments 3. Basic principles of penal system (humanization, efficiency, security) 4. Penal system in the USA 5. Penal system in Europe 6. Penal system in the Czech republic 7. Penitentiary psychohygiene 8. Prison service of the Czech republic 9. Penitentiary subculture 10. Drugs problem in prison 11. Treatment of the prisoners 12. Reintegration in community Syllabus see www.sweb.cz/penologie.hala

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Penal system at the beginning of the third millenium Execution of a detention and imprisonment as a psychosocial problem Treatment of the prisoners Reintegration in community
Competence to work with prisoners and released persons.
Prerequisites
Law, psychology

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview

Lectures and literature
Recommended literature
  • Časopisy: České vězeňství, Prison service journal, Forum Strafvollzug.
  • Internetová reprezentace Vězeňské služby České republiky (dostupné na: www.vscr.cz).
  • Hála, J. Bolest a naděje vězení - penologické eseje. Praha: Triton, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7387-013-3.
  • Hála, J. Penologie - rozšířený sylabus (dostupné na: www.sweb.cz/penologie.hala). 2010.
  • Hála, J. Prolegomena k penologii (dostupné na: www.sweb.cz/penologie.hala). 2010.
  • Hála, J. Úvod do teorie a praxe vězeňství. České Budějovice: Vysoká škola evropských a regionálních studií, 2006. ISBN 80-86708-30-6.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter