Started working at the Institute – since 2022-11-22.
Domestic violence, violence against women, gender equality, criminal law, criminal procedure law.
International scientific profiles:
Principal publications (from 2018):
Jakštienė, R. (2018), The Concept of Family Member in Criminal Cases of Domestic Violence: The Adequacy of the Case Law. Jurisprudencija 25, 1, p. 225–259. Doi: 10.13165/JUR-18-25-1-10.
Jakštienė, R., Pūraitė, A. (2018), Involvement of Schools in the Process of Protection from Domestic Violence. Society. Integration. Education, p. 212–222. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference. May 25th–26th, vol. VI, Economics and Public Administration. Doi: 10.17770/sie2018vol1.3292.
September 2022 – September 2025, HYBRID (development of Master’s level Curriculum on tackling hybrid threats) researcher; partners: Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), and Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia; Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union 2022-2025.
28 February 2022 – 27 February 2025, HELCI (“Higher Education Learning Community for Inclusion“), researcher. Partners: University of Salamanca, University of Wien (Austria), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), the Spanish Observatory on Racism and Xenophobia (OBERAXE), and Dinamia S. Coop. Total budget - 387.637 EUR (co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union 2022-2025).
1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022, “Possibilities for expanding the response to psychological domestic abuse by means of criminal law” (postdoc fellowship); researcher at Vytautas Magnus University; Total budget - 66.499,55 EUR (funded by Social Funds of European Union).
8-11 February 2022, Contractor - CEPOL training for police officers “Victim protection” (Veria, Greece).
2019-2021, Contractor - European Commission; Evaluating the project proposals for the EU call for proposals.
18 February 2021, Contractor - Širvintų „Atžalyno“ high school; Training for high school teachers “Obligations of High Schools in Case of Domestic Violence”.
21 May 2018, Contractor - CEPOL; training for police officers „Juvenile crime and domestic violence” (Szczytno Police Academy, Poland).
20 – 27 November 2017, Contractor - Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania; Training for probation officers "Legal and Practical Aspects of Domestic Violence. Prevention of Violence“ (Vilnius, Lithuania).
December 2008 - May 2008, Contractor - Council of Europe; training for police officers „Police and Human Rights“ (Danilovgrad, Montenegro).
Other academic activities:
4 September 2006 – now, Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University.
Ad hoc Peer-reviewing manuscripts of research papers submitted to the journals "European Law Enforcement Bulletin" (CEPOL), "Public Security and Public Order" (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania), etc.
10-15 May 2015, Lecturing at Maribor University (Lubliana, Slovenia) under Erasmus Mobility Program.
08-10 June 2022, A member of the working group to organize on-site CEPOL Research and Science Conference "Preparing Law Enforcement for the Digital Age" (Vilnius, Lithuania).
20-22 April 2022, A member of the working group to organize hybrid annual International Scientific Forum “NETWORKING ON SUSTAINABLE SECURITY IN THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT” (Kaunas, Lithuania).
5-7 May 2021, A member of the working group to organize online CEPOL Research and Science Conference 2021 "Pandemic Effects on Law Enforcement Training & Practice: Taking early stock from a research perspective".
20 April 2021, A member of the working group to organize hybrid annual International Scientific Forum “NETWORKING ON SUSTAINABLE SECURITY IN THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT” (Kaunas, Lithuania).
20-22 October 2020, A member of the working group to organize hybrid annual International Scientific Forum “NETWORKING ON SUSTAINABLE SECURITY IN THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT” (Kaunas, Lithuania).
Presentations at Conferences (from 2018):
20 April 2022, Presentation “Latest Developments in Prosecuting Intimate Partner Violence in Lithuania and Sweden” in annual international scientific forum “Networking on Sustainable Security in Dynamic Environment” (Kaunas, Lithuania).
13 December 2021, Presentation „Criminalization of Stalking in LT: Progress and Challenges“ at the research seminar „Stalking in the Modern Society: Criminalized or Not?“ (Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden).
9 December 29, 2022, Poster „Prosecution of Intimate Partner's Stalking in Lithuania” at the annual research conference at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work of Örebro University (Örebro, Sweden).
16 September 2021, Presentation “Investigating Psychological Domestic Violence in Lithuania” at the 17th International Congress „Criminalistics and forensic expertology: science, study, practice“ (Bratislava, Slovakia).
17 June 2021, Presentation „Economic Abuse and Criminal Responsibility: Lithuanian Case Law on Domestic Violence“ at the international research conference „11th International Conference on Applied Economics Contemporary Issues in Economy“ (Torun, Poland).
28 May 2021, Presentation „An Adequate Police Officers‘ Education on Psychological Domestic Violence“ at the international research conference „Society. Integration. Education“ (Rezekne, Latvia).
5 May 2021, Presentation "Protection Against Domestic Violence: Pandemic Effects and Challenges“ at the international research conference „CEPOL Research and Science Conference 2021 Pandemic Effects on Law Enforcement Training & Practice: Taking early stock from a research perspective (online).
20 April 2021, Presentation „Prosecuting Mental Abuse Against Intimate Partner in Lithuania: Limitations and Challenges“ at the international research conference "Human Potential Development" (Kaunas, Lithuania).
20 October 2020, Presentation “State’s Obligations to Protect Against Psychological Domestic Violence” at the international research conference „Problems of Ensuring Public Security: Theoretical and Practical Aspects“ (Kaunas, Lithuania).
26 September 2019, Presentation "Protection of domestic violence victims during criminal proceedings" at the international research conference “Theoretical and applied issues of pre-trial criminal proceedings” (Novopolock, Belarus).
16 September 2019, Presentation "Protection of Domestic Violence Victims from Repeat Victimization in Lithuania" at the international research conference "Constitution, State, Security: Current Legal Problems" (Elk, Poland).
27 October 2021 – 1 February 2022, Örebro University (postdoc fellowship, Örebro, Sweden).
03 – 31 May 2017, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (research fellowship, Germany).
10 – 14 October 2016, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia (research fellowship).
13 – 17 June 2016, Rhineland-Palatinate Police University (research fellowship, Germany).
Expert for European Commission.
Expert for COSTA.
Science Promotion (from 2018):
26 May 2022, Training for prosecutors and police officers „Domestic Violence Against Women: Protection by Criminal Law“ (Kaunas, Lithuania).
9 December 2020, Presentation „Psychological Empowerment of Women and Its Benefits“ at the forum - konference „Relativity of Human Rights in Social and Cultural Space“ (Kaunas, Lithuania).
2019 – 2022, National expert for World Bank Group report "Women, Business and the Law".
12 December 2019, Presentation "Are Women‘s Rights Their Own Business?" at the forum-discussion "Relativity of Human Rights in Social and Cultural Space" (Kaunas, Lithuania).
September 2017 – till present, Project of Kaunas city municipality “Interdisciplinary education of highly gifted students” (teaching primary and high school students on gender equality, protection against domestic violence, criminal law, etc.).
National and International Awards:
17 June 2020, The acknowledgment by the rector of Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) for providing methodological assistance and sincere work in training officers.
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