The purpose of project „Youth Delinquency and Victimization“ is to analyze the problem of youth delinquency and victimization from sociological and criminological approach. Statistical data, gathered during the survey, will be processed in accordance to Lithuanian legal and political (criminal policy, education) regulation context. Evaluation of juvenile crime and victimization prevention policy includes analysis of documents and in-depth, half-structured interviews. In addition to that, the survey Lithuanian schoolchildren (carried out following the methodological requirements of international project) will allow to identify how widely youth delinquency and victimization are spread. Also, this survey is focused on evaluating the plausibility of various criminological theories, creating cirscumstances for comparative analysis of the dynamics of youth crime. This data is of particular importance in order to to distinguish conceptual problems in youth policies and deliver suggestions to solve them.

Researchers: dr. Svetlana Justickaja, dr. Laima Žilinskienė, dr. Jolanta Aleknevičienė, Vaidas Kalpokas, Alina Mickevič, Renata Giedrytė, dr. Tautvydas Žėkas.

Duration: 2013.04.01 – 2015.06.30

Project is financed by the Research Council of Lithuania (agreement No. MIP-018/2013).