Course: Forensic Psychology

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Course title Forensic Psychology
Course code KPF/FPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Miňhová Jana, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
  • Prunner Pavel, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
The content of Forensic Psychology is the psychological issue of ethical aspects of interrogation and testimony, psychological personality characteristics of the offender, the witness and victim, psychological aspects of criminal behaviour, criminal act motivation, and psychological questions of professional training of judges and choice of law enforcement personnel. 1. Ethical aspects of forensic psychology 2. Psychology of interrogation 3. Psychological issues of pre-trial custody 4. Typology of delinquent population 5. Personality of the defendant 6. Psychological aspects of court hearing 7. Psychological aspects of prison sentence 8. Personality of the convict 9. Typology of serial killers 10. Possibilities of resocialization of habitual criminals 11. Psychological expertise in court 12. Psychodiagnosis of psychical assumptions

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will - identify principal features of individual types of delinquent population, - understand fundamental features of juvenile delinquents, - learn more about the issue of resocialization of habitual criminals.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Čírtková, Ludmila. Kriminální psychologie. 1.vydání. Praha : Eurounion, 1998. ISBN 80-85858-70-3.
  • Miňhová, Jana. Kapitoly ze sociální psychologie pro právníky. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda : A. Čeněk, 1998. ISBN 80-902627-1-6.
  • Netík, Karel; Netíková, Daria. Vybrané kapitoly z forenzní psychologie pro právníky. Praha : Univerzita Karlova, 1994.
  • Netík,K. Forenzní psychologie. UK Praha Právnická fak, 1966.
  • Prunner, P. Psychologie gemblerství. Plzen, 2008.
  • Spurný, Joža. Psychologie násilí : o psychologické podstatě násilí, jeho projevech a způsobech psychologické obrany proti němu. Vyd. 1. Praha : Eurounion, 1996. ISBN 80-85858-30-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (11) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Law (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Law (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer