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Over the past few years, universities in Lithuania have make changes to the legal study programs—obligatory subject Criminology moved to list of alternative optional subjects. Therefore, is increasing the number of new lawyers, who have not studied criminology, which thinking about criminals, crime victims, crime, its causes and successful impact on crime, is based on stereotype understanding of a few centuries ago. However, the new lawyers, being professionals, pre-trial investigators, advocates, prosecutors, judges play a crucial role in criminal proceedings, to decide the fate of people, how to use public resources for crime control and prevention. They will make speeches during the hearing in courts savour of their complete incomprehension of processes speaking about. Purpose of the article is to assess what criminological competencies are important to lawyers today, what are the possible consequences for the Lithuanian society if lawyers do not acquire these competencies. There are used the methods of analysis, aggregation, comparison and others. Objects of the research are competencies of lawyers acquired during the study of modern criminology, its importance to the lawyers and to the society. Research limitations: analysed only regular undergraduate degree programs (Bachelor) of the law direction of universities in order to avoid unnecessary and non-essential issues. There analysed only part of the integrated study programs (join Bachelor and Master) by the choice of specialization. The article examines the reasons why criminology has become the subject of an alternative choice, what alternative subjects are offered, whether they are suitable as an alternative to criminology. Here examined the legal aspects of study program creation and preparation of the lawyers. [...]
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