Organizuotas nusikalstamumas Lietuvoje: faktinė padėtis ir teisėsaugos institucijų praktika.
Organized criminality is a new social phenomenon, which has roots in illegal economic activity. It is becoming one of the most urgent problems all over the world and leaves Lithuania is not an exception. After the restoration of independence when market economy relations were taking form and legitimate economy was getting ever stronger, the organized crime by taking black markets, satisfying the demand for illicit goods and services and creating it as well took over some of the features legitimate economic activity. Activities of Lithuanian organized criminal associations encopmass everything starting with purely criminal racketeering and finishing with such crimes against economy as contraband, illegal economic activity, money laundering, bribery and etc. The degree of the phenomenon is emphasized by the fact that in the whole number of cleared crimes against economy make up 3–5 per cents of the total number of crimes only, however the damage to the state and society is much bigger than that inflicted in the wake of criminal crimes. For Lithuania, just as for other states reviving democratic society and market economy it’s important to prepare and inplement a number of measures facilitating efficient combating of organized crime. The author founds its judgment of criminological research, practical material of criminal cases and statistical data analyses the appearance of organized crime in Lithuania, its factual state and practice of law enforcement institutions. The author distinguishes two major stages of development of organized crime and renders their major analysis. The first stage is related to 1990 and 1995, whereas from 1995 organized crime has entered into a new stage of development.
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