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Prison chaplaincy, along with religiosity in the criminal justice system, are widely researched in the US (e.g.,Maruna, Wilson, & Curran, 2006; Sundt & Cullen, 1998). The Czech Republic remains one of the most secular countries in the world; about 72% of the population does not identify with any religion or church (Pew Research Center, 2017). The religious landscape in the country lead to prison chaplains being a largely unexplored population, existing in the tension between a total institution and their church. Due to the lack of research concerning this population in the Czech republic, this study aims to examine the position and identify the role of a prison chaplain in the context of Czech prisons.
10th Annual GCUA Graduate Research Symposium
Las Vegas (Nev.)
Czech Republic; Religion
Eastern European Studies | Place and Environment | Sociology of Religion
Beláňová, Andrea; Trejbalova, Tereza; and Kelley, Bridget, "Being a Prison Chaplain in a Godless Country: An Exploration of the Czech Correctional Chaplaincy" (2019). Graduate Research Symposium (2018 - present). 9.
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