Realization of the public works penalty in Lithuania = Viešųjų darbų bausmės realizacija Lietuvoje.
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In this article there is analysed an independent criminal punishment – public works, which was determined by the Criminal Code and the Punishment Enforcement Code of the Republic of Lithuania as alternative punishment to freedom deprivation punishment. Without looking into the process of historical development, it is made an attempt to overview the tendency of public works’ spreading, to analyse the problems of public works’ realisation and how to deal with them. There is compared Lithuanian legal regulations with international documents, which are related with alternative punishment as alternative to freedom deprivation punishment. There is also looked over public works’ legal regulations in foreign countries, an experience of public works implementation in Lithuania and abroad and, the most important, there had been given landmarks of public works institution improvement. The article is based upon the documents of the United Nations and the Council of Europe, legal regulations and practice of public works in foreign countries, opinion and studies of foreign scientists and the other authors, the data of statistics and questioning of the officers of correctional inspections.
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