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Needs analysis of workers of Probation and Mediation Service in Prague on further education in the addictology field
Vespalcová, Tamara ; Lososová, Amalie (advisor) ; Fidesová, Hana (referee)
Background: The Probation and Mediation Service (PMS) deals with offenders of criminal activity, some of whom also have addictive behavior. The addiction of the offender is considered as a significant risk factor for criminal recidivism. According to the PMS annual report, there has been an increase in the proportion of the drug crime by 2-3 percentage points per year since 2017, to 26 % in 2021. Working with addicted offenders requires specific knowledge and skills. Objectives: The thesis has the objective to identify and analyze the current needs of further education of probation officers of the Prague centre in the field of addictology. The partial objective is to find out how - according to respondents - the proportion of offenders of criminal activity with addiction problems is and its comparison with official statistics. Methods: The data was collected in the form of a questionnaire survey. The research sample included 32 probation officers from the Prague centre (out of 41 in total). The staff was selected by total sampling method, the return rate was 78 %. The data was analyzed using descriptive analysis method. The research was conducted in accordance with ethical principles. Results: All staff considered addictology knowledge and skills to be important for their work. They rated their...

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