Gatvių prostitucijos Vilniaus mieste kriminologinė analizė
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After the independence of Lithuania had been regained, we faced new problems and concerns, and prostitution is among them. Of course, it is not appropriate to state that this problem occurred only upon regaining of the independence. This phenomenon existed in all times, and prostitution is called the oldest profession in the world not accidentally. Prostitution is a social phenomenon which existed and, in our opinion, will exist in all times. In certain periods prostitution was praised, in other times it was condemned and prosecuted or tolerated. However, over 50 years Lithuania being within the Soviet Union, we learned to deny the existence of certain phenomena which are unpleasant to us. Instead of combating this phenomenon and gaining some experience like in other civilised countries, we kept silence with allegation that there is no prostitution in communist countries. And thus we allowed for dissemination of this phenomenon. Therefore, now we have to pay considerable attention to the study of this social phenomenon, in order not only to protect the community from undesirable adverse consequences, but also to provide a necessary support and rehabilitation to girls and women who are engaged in this business. Prostitutes may be classified into very diversified categories, starting from top level prostitutes with a university education, fluent in foreign languages and receiving good earnings, down to prostitutes of the lowest category, who solicit on the streets and sell out for several tenths of Litas...
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