Author: Vaidas KALPOKAS
Topic category: Criminology

The growing society’s dependence upon fluent functioning of IT infrastructure shows the need to regulate digital space. It is also related to the interests of national security (protection of objects of critical infrastructure) and to the creation of safer environment for users. The author of the article draws attention to the need of constant and conscious communication among all the players at the international and local levels. The systemic approach while the roles and responsibilities are distributed among the different levels of security is the main premise of such communication.

Author: Simonas NIKARTAS
Topic category: Criminology

Article is devoted to an analysis of the influence of religion, as a factor of informal social control, in preventing crime as well as of the main forms and conditions of this influence. Preventive effect of religion is being analysed on three levels: religion as a social phenomenon, individual religiosity and targeted religious activities.

Author: Margarita DOBRYNINA
Topic category: Criminology

This article discusses one of the most relevant contemporary criminological problems – crime fear. The issue of crime fear emerged four decades ago and became of big importance to political, professional and public discourses.

Author: Vaidas Kalpokas
Topic category: Criminology

Rapid development of modern technologies and changes of social and everyday life are often discussed by social scholars including of those interested in legal and criminological reasearch. Schemes which are usual in a „real“ world often do not apply for the social relationships in virtual reality often referred to as „new social reality“. The article discusses different theoretical points of view and original concepts whether crimes in virtual reality are traditional or innovative.

Topic category: Criminology

The article deals with the problems of the fear of crime in the modern urban society. Various types of insecurities present in big cities have increasingly become a theme of research in criminology and urban sociology.

Author: Aušra Gavėnaitė
Topic category: Criminology

The article represents general overview of critical criminology. It briefly shows in what academic context it has emerged in the United States, Great Britain and continental Europe. The main focus is on critical criminological discourse of 6th –7th decades in the XXth century in continental Europe. The article overviews the main ideas of critical criminology: deconstruction and abolitionism, by representing works of the three eminent Dutch criminologists: W.Bonger, H.Bianchi and L.Hulsman.


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