INSTITUTE OF LAW AT THE LITHUANIAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Institute of Law scientists in EUROCRIM’23!

Two researchers from the LCSS Institute of Law attended the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology in Florence. EUROCRIM'23 was attended by Dr. Skirmantas Bikelis and Dr. Simonas Nikartas.

In his presentation, Dr. Nikartas discussed aspects of the commercialisation of sentences through electronic monitoring of offenders. As an example of the mass application of electronic monitoring, the presentation examined the case of Lithuania, where, following the adoption of amendments to the Criminal Code in 2019, intensive supervision with electronic monitoring is mandatory for all probationers and a large proportion of those convicted of other community sanctions as a sentence of restriction of liberty.

Dr. Bikelis in his presentation „Prosecution of Money Laundering in Lithuania: The Purpose and The Reality“ presented the initial results of the Lithuanian Academic Council funded research group project LEKOSTRA. The results unfortunately show that the aspirations and the reality of prosecuting asset laundering are very different.

Photo taken by prof. Aleksandras Dobryninas