Dr. Sigita Černevičiūtė
Historical criminology, history of criminology, history of crimes and punishments, legal history, political crimes, violent crimes, homicides, death penalty, domestic violence, violence against women in 20th century Lithuania.
International scientific profiles:
Principal publications (from 2018):
Černevičiūtė S., Kareniauskaitė M. „Pati kalta?“ Smurto prieš moteris istorija XX a. Lietuvoje: monografija. (“It's her own fault”: history of violence against women in 20th century Lithuania: monograph) Kaunas: Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2021, 262 p. ISBN: 978-609-467-521-8.
Černevičiūtė S. Homicide Trends and Types in 1920s-1930s Lithuania: Limitations of Official Statistics. In: Criminological studies, Nr. 9, p. 100-128.
Černevičiūtė S. Smurtaujantys kariai: seksualinis smurtas prieš moteris Lietuvoje 1919–1940 m. (Violent soldiers: sexual violence against women in Lithuania in 1919–1940). In: Istorija, 2021, Vol. 124, No. 4, p. 58–77.
Černevičiūtė S. Violent Crimes against Women in Criminal Law of Lithuania in 1919–1940. In: Proceedings of the 63rd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University: Part B “Social Sciences”. Daugavpils Universitāte, 2021, p. 39–44. ISBN 978-9984-14-951-6.
Černevičiūtė S. Smurtas prieš moteris: seksualiniai nusikaltimai ir jų prevencijos idėjos tarpukario Lietuvoje. (Violence Against Women: Sex Crimes and their Prevention Ideas in the Interwar Lithuania). In: Istorija, 2020, Vol. 117, No. 1, p. 24–46.
Bukelevičiūtė D., Butkus Z., Černevičiūtė S., Ėmužis M., Jakubavičienė I., Kilinskas K., Volungevičius V. Visada šalia: valstybės vadovų apsauga XIII–XXI a.: monografija. (Always Close: Protection of Heads of State in XIII-XXI century: monograph). Vilnius: Mažoji leidykla, 2019, 299 pp. ISBN: 978-609-8218-06-0
2020 08 09–2022 12 31. Postdoctoral fellow at the project “Homicides and punishments in Lithuania in 1918–1940” funded by Social Funds of European Union. Implemented at Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Department of Criminology, Vilnius, Lithuania. Budget: 66499.55 eu.
2020 07 01–2022 12 31, Research Fellow at a project: “The criminal case and events of January 13: legal, criminological and historical research”, funded by The Research Council of Lithuania. Implemented at The Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. Budget: 104011 eu.
2018 07 30–2021 06 30, Research Fellow at a project: “Violence against women: from harassment to crime in XXth century Lithuania”, funded by The Research Council of Lithuania, implemented in Vytautas Magnus University. Budget: 78950 eu.
2014, scientific monograph co-author “The Gallows’ Loop, the Bullet and the Gas Chamber: The Death Penalty in Lithuania in 1918–1940”, project with publisher Gimtasis žodis. Partial funding grant from Lithuanian Council for Culture. Budget: 9000 litas.
2017 03 01–2018 11 01. Dignitary Protection Department under the Ministry of the Interior. Vilnius, Lithuania. Monograph: “Always Close: Protection of Heads of State in XIII–XXI century” co-author.
Other academic activities:
2019–2020. Assistant professor. Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Department of Criminology, Vilnius, Lithuania. Teaching BA course “History of Lithuanian Criminology”, for students of Criminology.
2014–2019. PhD Candidate. Vilnius University, Faculty of History, Department of Modern History.
Teaching seminars in modules of “World and Lithuanian history of Early Modern and Modern eras”, “History of Lithuanian institutions and documentary heritage”. Supervising term papers, BA theses advisor, reviewing BA theses.
2022 06 27–28, Vilnius, Lithuania. XXXIV Baltic Criminological Seminar Criminology in a changing context: answers of today – questions for tomorrow? Co-organizer from Lithuanian Association of Criminologists, Vilnius University, Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences.
2022 11 25–26, online International Scientific Conference The history of violence against women: from theoretical to empirical perspectives. Main organizer from Vytautas Magnus university. Kaunas, Lithuania.
2019 09 30, Kaunas, Lithuania. International seminar Violence Against Women in 20th century Europe: Interdisciplinary Approach. Co-organizer from Vytautas Magnus university, Kaunas. September 30, 2019.
Presentations at Conferences (from 2018):
State Secrets and Espionage in Interwar Lithuania (1918–1940). Scientific conference and discussion Five centuries of state secret organized by State Security Department, Vilnius University and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Vilnius, Lithuania, October 27th, 2022.
The Private Matter: Domestic Violence Against Women in Interwar Lithuania (1918–1940). 22nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Challenges and opportunities in a virtually and physically connected Europe: the need for criminology. Malaga, Spain, September 21-24, 2022.
The biggest psychiatric hospital of interwar Lithuania in Kalvarija: how criminals were admitted to it? National conference "Discovering Kalvarija". Kalvarija, Lithuania, September 9th, 2022.
Critical Analysis of Statistical Data of Homicides of Lithuania in 1920s–1930s: Limitations and Potential. 2021 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Science and Evidence-Based Policy in a Fractured Era. Chicago, USA, November 17–20, 2021.
The Construction of Public Discourse: Criminal Case and Events of January 13 in Lietuvos aidas (1991–2001). 21st Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Criminology in a time of pandemic. Eurocrime-conference, September 8–10, 2021.
Violent Crimes Against Women in Criminal Law of Lithuania in 1919–1940. The 63d International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University. Daugavpils university, Latvia, April 15–16, 2021.
Homicide trends, types and content in Lithuania in 1918–1940. International Scientific Conference XXXI Scientific Readings. Daugavpils university, Latvia, January 28–29, 2021.
Fatal family violence: female homicide in Lithuania in 1918–1940. International Scientific Conference The history of violence against women: from theoretical to empirical perspectives. Vytautas Magnus university, Kaunas, Lithuania, November 25–26, 2020.
Violent soldiers: sexual abuse of women in the Interwar Lithuania. National scientific conference War and Women. University of Klaipėda, Nida, Lithuania, September 3–5, 2020.
Legal Definition of Sex Crimes in the Interwar Lithuania. International seminar Violence Against Women in 20th century Europe: Interdisciplinary Approach. Vytautas Magnus university, Kaunas. Also co-organizer of the seminar, moderator of the panel. September 30, 2019.
Sex crimes and prevention ideas in the Interwar Lithuania. 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. ConverGent roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology. Ghent university, Belgium, September 18–21, 2019.
April, 2022. University of Helsinki, Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy. Helsinki, Finland. Visiting scholar. Supervisor: prof. dr. J. Kivivuori.
November – December, 2021. San Jose State University, Department of Justice studies. San Jose, California, USA. Visiting scholar. Supervisor: prof. dr. P. Knepper.
March – June, 2018. University of Latvia, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Riga, Latvia. Trainee, researcher (Erasmus+ internship). Supervisor: prof. dr. Ē. Jēkabsons.
November – December 2016. Charles University, Institute of International studies, Prague, Czech Republic. Researcher. Supervisor: assoc. prof. dr. L. Švec.
Member of the Board, Lithuanian Association of Criminologists.
Member of the European Society of Criminology and European Historical Criminology Working Group.
April, 2021 – Present. Editor for the field of Historical criminology in scientific journal Kriminologijos studijos (Criminological Studies).
Science Promotion (from 2018):
2022 11 26 Sigita Černevičiūtė, Ugnius Antanavičius. Tarpukario Lietuvoje mirti dujų kameroje nuteisti nusikaltėliai – ką jie padarė? (Criminals sentenced to death in the gas chamber in interwar Lithuania - what did they do?).
2022 11 14 Sigita Černevičiūtė, Ugnius Antanavičius. Kadaise Lietuva mirties bausmes vykdė dujų kameroje: argumentuojama buvo „humaniškumu“. (In the past, Lithuania carried out death sentences in the gas chamber: the argument was for "humanity”).
2022 11 02 Šnipai tarpukariu: „užkietėję“ ideologai, laiškai slaptu rašalu ir šūksniai prieš mirties bausmę „tegyvuoja Lenkija“ (Spying in interwar Lithuania: from cash-strapped generals to hardened believers).
2022 08 19–20 2nd festival of Criminology Demistify. Nepaklusnumo anatomija: herojai ar nusikaltėliai? Išvyka į Kalvariją ir diskusija apie knygnešius, maištaujančius ūkininkus ir partizanus Kalvarijoje ir apylinkėse. (Anatomy of Disobedience: Heroes or Criminals? Excursion in Kalvarija and discussion about book smugglers, rebellious farmers and partisans in and around Kalvarija). .
2022 01 18 Interview about Crimes and Death penalty in Interwar Lithuania. In the LRT radio program Istorijos perimetrai.
Dargis D., Černevičiūtė S., Kaubrys S. Lietuvoje siautėjęs serijinis žudikas pakraupino pasaulį: prašė pasigailėjimo, o sulaukė dujų kameros. (A serial killer raging in Lithuania frightened the world: he asked for mercy but received a gas chamber). In: Delfi.lt, 2021 03 14.
2021 01 26 Discussion about Crimes in the Interwar Lithuania. In the professional historical podcast of Vilnius university, Faculty of History “Ko tyli istorikai?”.
2020 10 30 Interview about Farmers’ Strike in Suvalkija in 1935–1936. In the LRT radio program Istorijos perimetrai.
2020 07 03 Interview about political crimes in the Interwar Lithuania. In the LRT Klasika radio program “Kosmoso departamentas”.
2019 06 30 Interview about crimes and death penalty in the Interwar Lithuania for tv3.lt news site “Death penalty in interwar – firing squad was renounced, but the exception for women remained”.
Černevičiūtė S. Išdavystės kaina – penki doleriai. (The Price of Treason – Five Dollars). In: Teismai.lt, 2018, Nr. 2 (30), p. 28–29. ISSN 2029-9451.
National and International Awards:
Doctoral scholarship for academic achievements of 2017, The Research Council of Lithuania, 2018.
Doctoral scholarship for academic achievements of 2014, The Research Council of Lithuania, 2015.
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