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The 27th Baltic Criminological Conference, titled “Criminology as Vocation and Profession” took place on June 26-27, 2014 (conference programme). Two full days have passed in discussion and sharing of experience from countries as far across Europe as Slovenia and Estonia. Many thanks to all of the participants who have agreed to share their presentations, which we are glad to publish. You may also read professor Y. Gilinskiy’s impressions from the conference in Russian.

Baltic Criminology Conference 2014Conference participants. Photo by Aleksandras Dobryninas

Prof. Dr. Aleksandras Dobryninas, Vilnius University, LT
Values of criminologists and horizons of criminology

Dr. Gintautas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Law Institute of Lithuania, LT
Uncomfortable criminology

Dr. Katja Eman, University of Maribor, SI; Prof. Dr. Gorazd Meško, University of Maribor, SI
Criminology as Vocation and Profession – Slovenian Perspectives and Challenges
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Professor Yakov Gilinskiy shares his invitation to participate in the next conference:

The 28th International Baltic criminological conference “Crime and Social Control in the Society of a Postmodern” will take place on May 27-28, 2015 at the Russian state pedagogical university of A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg, Kazanskaya Street, 3-a, building 20, Law department, the 2nd floor, room N 222).
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The following is a program of a workshop taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 18th September 2014. Attendance is FREE OF CHARGE but registration is mandatory by 13th September, please contact:

OPENING ‐ Vania Ceccato, CEFIN‐ABE, Royal Institute of Technology ‐ KTH

Charlotta Gustafsson, The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention – BRÅ

Moderator: Prof Mike Woods, Aberystwyth University, UK
1. Police and crime in rural and small Swedish municipalities, by Peter Lindström, Stockholm police, Sweden
2. The re‐organization of rural America and crime, by Joseph F Donnermeyer, The Ohio State University, USA
3. Relationships and responses: policing anti‐social behavior in rural Scotland, by Andrew Woof, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
4. Defining environmental crime: The perspective of farmers, by Elaine Barclay, University of New England, Australia
5. The dark side of the rural idyll: Stories of illegal criminal enterprise in the UK countryside, Robert Smith, Aberdeen Business School, Scotland, UK
6. Challenging the idyll: does crime affect property prices in Swedish rural areas?, by Mats Wilhelmsson, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden
7. Strange and stranger ruralities: Established‐outsider relations and the social construction of rural crime, by John Scott, University of New England, Australia
8. Lost and hound: The hybrid networks of rural policing, Missing people and dogs, by Richard Yarwood, Plymouth University, UK
9. Safety in the global south: victimization in Brazilian rural areas, by Marcelo Justus, University of Campinas, Brazil
10. Measuring violence in rural areas: Police notification and emergency room treatment after violent victimization, William A Pridemore, Georgia State University, USA
11. New directions in feminist understandings of rural crime and social control, by Walter S DeKeseredy, West Virginia University, USA
12. The radicalisation of rural resistance: how hunting counterpublics in the Nordic countries contribute to illegal hunting, by Erica von Essen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
13. Environmental and wildlife crimes in Sweden, by Vania Ceccato, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden

Final words – Mike Woods – New frontiers in rural crime and community safety research

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An announcement from colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law – Department of Criminology, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany:

Dear all,

This is just a short announcement that there are still a few places left for those interested in participating in the new Balkan Criminology Intensive Course which will take place from 1 to 5 September.

The course will not only provide attractive lectures. September is also a perfect time for spending a few inspiring days in one of the most attractive parts of the Croatian coast.

For more information please browse to:

For further inquiries please contact Ms Reana Bezić:

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Criminology as Vocation and Profession

26-27 June, 2014

Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Universiteto st. 9, Vilnius, Lithuania

You may also download the programme in pdf format.

June 26

08:30 – 09:00

Registration of participants

09.00 – 09.20

Conference opening

09.20 – 09.40

Prof. Dr. Aleksandras Dobryninas, Vilnius University, LT
Values of criminologists and horizons of criminology

09.40 – 10.00

Prof. Dr. Andrejs Vilks, Riga Stradins University, LV
Main Tendencies of Contemporary Crime and Criminology

10.00 – 10.20

Dr. Gintautas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Law Institute of Lithuania, LT
Uncomfortable criminology

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On behalf of organisational committee we are delighted to invite criminologists, lawyers, sociologists and other scientists to the 27th Baltic Criminological Conference. The event will take place in Vilnius on 26-27 June 2014. A number of presenters from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and other countries are expected to participate.

Conference organisers: Law Institute of Lithuania, Lithuanian Association of Criminology, Vilnius University.

Conference venue: Vilnius University Philosophy Faculty. Address: Universiteto st. 9, Vilnius.

Conference language: English.

Conference presenters and attendees are welcome to register for the conference by filling out an online form. The deadline for abstracts submission is 1 June, 2014. Final conference programme and other details will be announced 6 June, 2014. If you have questions, please write to

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Recommended hotels for staying during the conference time


Hotel “Amberton” has been pre–arranged for all delegates. The hotel is located near the University of Vilnius:

  • Hotel “Amberton”, L. Stuokos-Guceviciaus str. 1, LT-01122 Vilnius (single room – 90 EUR, double room – 99 EUR) (indicated prices are valid till 20th of May, 2014). All prices include breakfast. Please reserve accommodation as early as possible by sending the attached registration form by e-mail:



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