The History of Penal Cultures 3401-RL22DKP
In the framwork of the subject student is to get basic knowledge about the methods and concepts applied in the process of analysis of criminal justice system in the field of sociology, anthropology, history and penology. In the lecture examples will be emphasized related to the history, especially to the ancient history and related to the anthropological analysis of the conditions of development of European penal cultures. To illustrate certain special problems and social and cultural mechanisms also examples related to the penal institutions from other past and contemporary penal cultures will be examined, with special attention to the chances and problems of multiculturalism. Historical and anthropological analysis will be commented in relation to the different sociological theories of conflict. The lecture will focus also on the analysis of socio-cultural conditions of the use of social patterns related to the ancient tradition amd symbolic of Bible in the context of shaping modern Western (European) penal systems from the second half of XVIII century to the contemporary times. In this anaysis the possible interrelations between the development of modern penal doctrines and theories, cultural heritage and symbolism of punishment and the needs of new capitalist economy and new State order based on the rule of law, biurocracy and democratic principles will be discussed.
Type of course
Student shall be able to use knowledge of sociology, history, social anthropology and legal studies to multidimensional (culturally integrated) analyses of the criminal justice systems in the diachronic and synchronic way. Especially the student shall have the basic knowledge which helps to identify socio-cultural factors which may today inluence the process of enacting and implementing the legal ruiles of penal law and also determinating their effectveness and conformity to the axiological system of State (Constitution) and society.
Classes: student's activities, permanent evaluation, student, may, for instance, present a paper. Moreover, to get credit for the classes and for exam it is necessary to pass a written exam. The written exam is indispensable to get credit for classes and the appriopriate number of points is also enough to pass the exam with the minimum grade. To get a better grade at the exam it is necessary to pass well the oral exam following the written test.
General literatureJ. Utrat-Milecki, Podstawy penologii. Teoria kary, Warszawa, Wyd. UW 2006, Roz. II, III, IV i VI; J. Utrat-Milecki, Kara. Teoria i kultura penalna: perspektywa integralnokulturowa, Warszawa, Wyd. UW 2010, część II; Kara w nauce i kulturze, ed. J. Utrat-Milecki, Warsaw,Wyd. UW 2009.
Literature for the classes and for the written exam will be provided each academic year at the first meetings by the persons responsible for the history, sociology and social anthropology.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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