Experiences of Students of the Police Academy in Prague and of the Academy of the Police Force in Bratislava with substance abuse
doc. JUDr. Ivana Zoubková, CSc., Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague, Faculty of Security Management, Department of Criminology
JUDr. Michaela Jurisová, PhD. Academy of the Police Force in Bratislava, Department of Criminology
The objective of this article is to provide actual information about secondary drug criminality from the perspective of the students of police academies of the CR and SR. This article is based on the knowledge of citizens of the CR within a primary questionnaire inquiry, held at the end of 2017, when the most willing aspirants for participating in such research were respondents from lower age categories, while every second person stated that he/she had a personal experience with drugs. This experience led the authors of this article to an idea to continue in such inquiry and focus right on such younger respondents not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Slovakia; more specifically on students at the Police Academies in Prague and in Bratislava and to compare acquired knowledge. The secondary inquiry was held in the academic year 2018/2019 and 253 students participated. Among the most frequent types of socially unacceptable or illegal acts under the influence of drugs or motivated by the intention to obtain funds for drugs, students stated driving a vehicle (PA CR) or theft in the family (APZ) while in second place they stated the sale of drugs. In Slovakia, prostitution was stated with higher emphasis.
Keywords: secondary drug criminality; criminality motives; criminality under the influence of drugs; pharmacological effects of drugs; obtaining-intentioned criminality; property-related criminality.