Collective Violence: Theory and Practice
PhDr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., Mgr. et Mgr. Kateřina Tvrdá

This article discusses the theoretical basis of collective violence and of crowd´s determinants. The emphasis is focus on defining terminology and conceptualisation of collective violence, including the mechanism of conflict suppression by police forces. Second part deals with case study of collective violence in the area Šluknovsko in 2011, Czech Republic.
Key words: collective violence, conflict, demonstration, crowd, police.