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Vývoj kriminologie na právnických fakultách v Praze v letech 1918-2018
The Development of Criminology at the Faculties of Law in Prague in 1918-2018

Author(s): Jakub Drápal
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Criminology
Published by: Česká kriminologická společnost
Keywords: development of criminology; faculty of law of Charles University; Research Institute of Criminology; Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention

Summary/Abstract: Criminology in Czechoslovakia has been for the most of the 20th century studiedand taught primarily at the faculties of law; the key role was played by Charles University.This article describes several rises and falls of criminology at the faculties of lawin Prague. It firstly focuses on the development of criminology in the Institute of Criminologyat Faculty of Law of Charles University in 1926-1948 and the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law of German University in Prague. The article then discusses theorganization of the Criminology Center within the department of criminal law at Facultyof Law of Charles University in the 1960‘s and recounts the founding of the Research Instituteof Criminology of the General Prosecutor‘s Office with which researchers at CharlesUniversity had strong personal ties. Finally, the development after the Soviet occupationin 1968 and the Velvet revolution in 1989 is outlined.

  • Issue Year: 4/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-23
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Czech