Zuzana Podaná, Ph.D.

Courses Taught
Data Analysis in SPSS I and II (MA level)
Data processing and analysis (BA level)
Introduction to Criminology
Chapters on Social Deviance
Selective seminars on multidimensional statistical methods and social deviance
Internships (supervisor)

Research Interests
Social deviance & criminology (e.g., juvenile delinquency and victimization, domestic violence, stalking, penology)
Quantitative methodology, data analysis

since 2008 Assistant/Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
2005-2011 Ph.D. Program in Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
1998-2005 Master of Arts in Sociology and Logic, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Participation in Research Projects
– Determinants of success and failure among convicts participating in Risk-Oriented Offender Treatment programmes (ROOT ´20); Technological Agency of the Czech Republic (2020-2023)
– Intimate partner violence: Different conditions, measures, and views; Czech Science Foundation (2018-2021)
– Guidelines of convicted offender assessment by the Prison Service of the CR for the purpose of court’s decision about conditional release; Technological Agency of the Czech Republic (2016-2017)
– Youth victimization: Prevalence, forms, and social context; Czech Science Foundation (2014-2017)
– International Self-Report Delinquency Study; ISRD-2, ISRD-3 (since 2006)
– Intimate Partner Violence: Follow-up research to IVAWS 2003; Czech Science Foundation CR (2012-2014)
– AAA-Prevent: Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe; 7th FP (2010-2012)
– Prevention of Cross-Border Crime Related to Sex-Industry; AGIS (2005-2007)
– International Violence Against Women Survey; Czech Science Foundation (2003-2004)

Academic Stays Abroad
– University of New Hampshire, Crimes Against Children Research Centre; Fulbright fellowship (September 2018 – February 2019)
– University of Hamburg (April – August 2008)
– University of New Orleans (August 2004 – June 2005)
– Jagiellonian University in Kraków (October – November 2002)



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