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Czech Republic

  • Jiri Burianek
  • Zuzana Podana
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Abstract

The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria. Having a size of 79,000 km2 and a population of 10.3 million inhabitants (2006),2 it is one of the smaller countries of the European Union. The Czech Republic consists of three historical regions: Bohemia, Moravia, and a part of Silesia; however, now it is divided into 14 regions, one of which is its capital, Prague.

According to a population census carried out in 2001 by the Czech Statistical Office, a great majority of inhabitants claimed to be of Czech nationality (94%), and the larger minority groups were Slovaks (2%), Poles (0.5%), Germans (0.4%), Ukrainians (0.2%), Vietnamese (0.2%), and Roma (0.1%). However, in reality, the proportion of the Roma population in the Czech Republic is considerably larger – qualified estimates provided by the government are 1–3%.3 The religiosity of the population is one of the lowest in Europe: 59% of the inhabitants have no religion, 27% are Roman Catholic, and 2% are Protestants.

Keywords

Czech Republic Risk Behaviour Behavioural Problem Delinquent Behaviour Risk Taking 
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References

  1. Burianek, J. and Podana, Z. (2007). Czech Juveniles in the Delinquency Perspective. Results of the ISRD-2 study. Prague: Charles UniversityGoogle Scholar
  2. Matousek, O. and Kroftová, A. (2003). Mladez a delikvence. Praha: PortalGoogle Scholar
  3. Zoubkova, I. Nikl, J. and Carnikova (2001). Kriminaliteiten lnladeze. Pragke: Police ini akedemie CR.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of PraguePragueCzech Republic

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