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Author: René van SWAANINGEN
Topic category: Criminology

This article examines the challenges and difficulties of an interdisciplinary approach in criminology. It does so by first briefly describing criminology’s history, thereby pointing at its rather weak epistemological history.

Author: Svetlana JUSTICKAJA, Renata GIEDRYTĖ-MAČIULIENĖ
Topic category: Criminology

The first results of ISRD-3 showed that there is a link between delinquency and victimization. Those pupils who became victims of criminal offences were more likely to commit delinquent acts themselves.In this article the further research is continued and the features of minors who experienced victimisation and committed delinquent acts are analysed.

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.

Author: Ilona MICHAILOVIČ
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.

Author: Margarita Dobrynina
Topic category: Criminology

The article discusses the problem of criminological knowledge, analyses the role of the politics and government constructing scientific discourse. Starting with the analysis of the power and knowledge interrelationship from the social constructionism theory perspective, the article further deals with the politics and control of criminological knowledge.

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