060-0018/01 – Current security threats (ABH bp)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
OSA009 Ing. Vladimíra Osadská, Ph.D.
SCU66 doc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Introducing students to the issues of security threats of the present society with the connection to the internal and external security of the state. This creates a theoretical and practical prerequisite for student orientation in the area.

Teaching methods

Project work


The course focuses on explaining and getting acquainted with the developmental trends of terrorism and extremism. It defines the history, development and typology of terrorism, its strategy and tactics; resources and methods. It deals with criminal terrorism, fundamentalist terrorism. Structure of Terrorist Organizations, Analysis of the Risk of Terrorist Threats. In the next part of the course the students will be acquainted with the extremist scene starting with the movement of the skinheads and other nationalist groups, their symbolism, the anarchists, religious extremism, environmental extremism, their aims and methods and so on. Learning outcomes of the course unit The subject acquaints students with current types of social pathology and addictions. Alcohol and non-alcohol addiction, gambling, and other negative aspects of habits, symptoms, consequences, and treatment options will be discussed.

Compulsory literature:

1.Smetana, M., Ščurek R: Základy boje proti terorismu. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7368-823-3. 2.Ščurek, R.: Sociální patologie II. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita Ostrava, Lékařská fakulta, 2011. -- 141 s. ISBN: 978-80-7368-825-7 (brož.) 3.Chmelík, J.: Extremismus a jeho právní a sociologické aspekty, Praha: Linde, 2001 - 172 s. ISBN 80-7201-265-3

Recommended literature:

1.Kropáček, L.: Islám a Západ : historická paměť a současná krize, Vyd. 1.Praha: Vyšehrad, 2002 - 197 s. ISBN 80-7021-540-2. 2.Ministerstvo vnitra ČR : Bezpečmostní strategie České republiky, 2015 3.Ministry of the interior of the Czech Republic. Strategy of the Czech republic for the fight against terrorism from 2013 onwards. http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/dokumenty-454055.aspx

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

presentation of a semester project, written - oral exam


Other requirements

Do not hesitate to lecture forever; tolerated by 20% abstention.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Typology of security threats, asymmetric threats and hybrid wars in contemporary society, introduction to the problem, social pathology and its category. 2.Terrorism. Definitions, history, development and typology of terrorism, strategies, means and methods of terrorism, 3.Fundamentalist and ethnically national terrorism, ideology, activity of selected terrorist organizations. 4.Extremist scene; left-wing, right-wing and other groups. Symbolism and identification of extremist groups. 5.Religious extremism, sect. Legislation governing churches and sects, prevention. 6.Environmental Extremism, Blackout. 7.Current types of dependencies. Types of addictive substances, distribution. Alcohol dependencies and their consequences, 8.Non-alcohol dependence. Netolism, gambling and the negative aspects of habits and the possibilities of their treatment. Prevention. 9.Domestic violence, bullying, homelessness, hostility, delinquency, vandalism, morbidity, child abuse. 10.Corruption and integrity tests in the company. Prevention. 11.Equality of Citizens in the Czech Republic and the European Union. Legislation. 12.Prevention and social pathological phenomena, ethics and morality; prediction of security threats

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Unexcused participation in lectures and seminars max 20%

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