Course: Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology

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Course title Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology
Course code PCH/FPP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Popelka Jiří, PhDr.
  • Lečbych Martin, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic concepts of psychology penintenciar - Methods of forensic psychology and Penitenciar - Psychology in custody - Psychology of Imprisonment - Crisis and special department - Diagnosis of Imprisonment - History, origin and development of forensic psychology and Penitenciar - Problems and application of psychology in forensic practice - Victimology - Aggression, aggression - Socio-psychological aspects of detention and Imprisonment - The work of a psychologist in custody - Work performance psychologist in prison - convicted diagnosis - Postpenitenciar psychological care

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 25 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of discipline is to gain special knowledge and skills acquisition in the implementation of Psychology in the treatment of persons in custody and serving a prison sentence-the basic concepts of the psychology-psychology in custody -psychology in prison-crisis and special departments - the diagnosis inprisonment
comptence in the range of the subject goals
no prior assumptions

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

seminar work, exam
Recommended literature
  • Černíková, V., Makariusová, V. (1997). Úvod do penologie. Praha, SPI Most.
  • Čírtková, L., Červinka. (1994). Forézní psychologie. Praha, Suport.
  • Čírtková, L. (1998). Kriminální psychologie. Praha, EUROUNION.
  • Mezník, J. a kol. (1996). Základy penologie. Brno, MU.
  • Pavlovský, P. a kol. (2001). Soudní psychiatrie a psychologie. Praha, Grada.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Psychology (1) Psychology courses 5 Winter