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Community Crime Prevention Strategies 

The dark side of society does and should attract research attention. Although Lithuania is a peaceful country where terror attacks seem unimaginable, safety and security issues are among the ones under constant consideration by political stakeholders, media and population in general. Although crime rates is in significant downslide since 2007 they are is still much higher than the European averages. Lithuania leads in the EU in number of homicides and lethal traffic accidents, the number of drug offenses is on a sharp increase, external borders of the EU with Russia and Belarus that Lithuania is in charge of create a lot of problems related to smuggling, corruption and economic crime that still penetrates society and the state with different estimates suggesting that the shadow economy in the country can account for up to one-third of GDP.  Lithuania ranks first in the EU in incarceration rates. However it should also be noted that Lithuania is a country that has managed to decrease its prison population almost by half and sustain the decrease through legislative reforms - introduction of the new Penal and Penal Procedure Codes in 2003.

Risks and hazards are being experienced by states and societies as well as by individuals. In the contemporary world when violent conflicts and security take place on in the direct neighborhoods of the EU a special research attention is required. Investigation and analysis of material and mental factors affecting risks and hazards we face as well as reactions to them are essential in order to guarantee well-being of societies in the future.

And there are also risks and hazards are neither on agendas of various violent actors nor in penal codes. Natural catastrophes, industrial accidents, infectious diseases do pose higher risks and cause damages that even cannot be comprehended through the prism of laws and punishments. And still research into issues of disaster resilience and management is a valuable instrument that should be used to prevent and cope with most dangerous risks and hazards our societies face today.











Social Perceptions of Criminal Justice
Forencic Psychology

Military Science

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Theories of Punishment 

Global Criminology  
Developmental and Life-Course Criminology  
Organised Crime
Civil Protection 
Crisis and Disaster Management Juvenile Justice Criminal Law of the European Union
Political Violence and Terrorism Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance Confiscation and Asset Recovery
Criminal Behavior and Motivation Social Dimensions of Crime Non-Traditional Security Threats
Common Foreign and Security Policy European Agenda on Security Cybersecurity
Restorative Justice Life Imprisonment Life Imprisonment
Community Policing Re-Socialisation of Offenders Illegal Turnover of Excise Goods
Offender Supervision Juvenile Supervision Community Safety and Security
Victimology Safe Municipalities Mental Health Support During and After Disasters
Societal Resilience against Disasters Resilient Cities Execution of Custodial Sentences
Homicides Sentencing

Community Crime Prevention Strategies 

Emergency Management and Communication

Financial Intelligence

Private Prisons

Street Art and Graffiti 


Environmental Criminology 

Trafficking of Children

Drug-Related Crime

Urban Safety and Security

Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

Penal Policy

Corruption and Economic Crime

Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishments

Social Resilience