Formation of the Advanced School of the National Security Corps and the Department of Penology in the 1980s
- Číslo 2 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourcePrager wirtschafts - und sozialhistorische Mitteilungen - Prague Economic and Social History Papers, 2014, 20, 2, 75-93
Czechoslovakia, National Security Corps, Penology, Normalization, Socialist Dictatorship
Educational system of the Sbor národní bezpečnosti which was in 1970s and 1980s catered for by a newly established resort Vysoká škola SNB has been so far a rather neglected topic as for research reflections. It was indeed a place where the ideology wasof a privileged position. This manifested itself also as of a poor professional level of a great number of its graduates. In addition no one managed to do without strongly accentuated principles of the Marxism-Leninism. This indeed totally discredited this institution in the eye of the public. In spite of this there was a chance to acquire during one’s studies a good quality command of a whole range of specific fields of study, such as for example the criminology, of course if there were students interestedin that. Also the department of penology became from the end of 1970s an im portant part of the organization structure of this school within the frame of Faculty of the Public Security which was designated mainly for members of the Sbor nápravnévýchovy. Thus the plans which came to being at the time of establishing the school consummated, i.e. to found a working place focused directly upon problems of the prison service.