ABSTRACT

This chapter presents the results of the 2018 survey and correlates them with those of 2010. It covers attitudes toward criminality and its causes, the victims of crime and attitudes toward the criminal justice system. The poorer the respondent, the less strong the belief in the impartiality of the courts or the possibility for justice is. There are also certain contradictions in the data, such as while an increasing number of people believe in the power of harsher sentences as a deterrent, the majority remain convinced that prison does not prevent criminals from reoffending. Likewise, the idea of reintroducing the death penalty has seen a decrease in support. There has been an increase in support for the legalization of soft drugs from a minority, most of whom were born after 1990, and this points to a pronounced divide between young and old, which is even more apparent from the attitudes assessed later in the survey.