Pagyvenusių žmonių viktimizacija Lietuvos kaimuose ir vienkiemiuose: viktimologinė analizė.
The article presents a victimological analysis of crime victims – victimization process of elderly people in Lithuanian villages and granges. Moreover, it addresses major victimization issues of elderly people and its consequences, presents the registered prevalence of victimization cases and nature in Lithuanian granges. The articles analyzes official statistic data of 2000–2004 from state department, results of public opinion poll, showing that the situation of legal and social protection of abused elderly people is critical. The presented issues are analyzed from the perspective of criminology and victimology, where elderly people are categorized as one of the most vulnerable social groups, most sensitive to consequences of victimization. The analysis of victimogenical situation of elderly people has shown, that elderly people are highly vulnerable in Lithuanian granges. These victims do not receive appropriate assistance or support neither from government institutions, nor from non-governmental organizations. The protection of potential victims in granges from criminal acts is a problematic issue, in need of flexible and complex approach, considering a group of subjective and objective victimogenical factors. Preventive activity concentrates on single measures and there is not systematic, purposeful activity. We should emphasize an implementation of specialized preventive target measures, with the aim to ensure protection of elderly people and their property, direct work at the scene of crime with potential or actual victims. There is no need to develop yet another program, concept or strategy, there is a need for immediate, constant measures, direct work with an individual.
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