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Supporting children 5

Author:Sanita Sīle, Ilona Kronberga

PROVIDUS' research reflecting project results on innovative working methods for reducing risks provoked by antisocial behaviour in children. Read

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Pētījums: Pārvarot valsts sagrābšanu. Latvijas gadījums 1

Author:Gabriel Kuris

Lai demonstrētu progresu cīņā ar korupciju gan NATO, gan Eiropas Savienībai, 2002.gadā Latvija izveidoja Korupcijas novēršanas un apkarošanas biroju (KNAB), kas pēc Prinstonas Universitātes ekspertu domām strauji pierādīja savu efektivitāti. Read

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Restorative Justice in the Ukraine 


We still consider the preservation of the value basis of restorative justice, ensuring the development of practice in line with the wider understanding of principles of RJ and an attentive and careful attitude to cultural traditions and roots of cooperation and restorative approaches to the development of the community to be the main task of the further promotion and implementation of RJ in the Ukraine. Read

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Restorative Justice vs. Juvenile Justice: The Case of Lithuania 


In Lithuania an issue of implementing the restorative justice model into legal system is raised during the last several years very often, although the steps in making ideas into action are still quite reserved. Today restorative justice in criminal cases is not introduced into Lithuanian juvenile justice system. The closest institute to its’ model of mediation is the institute of victim‘s and offender‘s reconciliation incorporated into the Penal Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Read

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Healing without the bars 


The whole community is the winner in the event of successful conciliation, because the number of prisoners decreases and there is an economy of taxpayers’ funds. Read

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Estonian Juvenile and Restorative Justice System 


In modern legislation, children are viewed as a vulnerable group and several measures have been introduced to protect the children due to the special needs arising from the specific nature of their development. This also applies to the Juvenile and Restorative Justice System in Estonia. Read

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Correct and timely information - less crime 


One of the most significant obstacles to effective prevention is lack of information and ineffective communication among the involved services as well as the weak link with the community. Read

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Crime and Punishment. Or simply PR?  

Author:Ilona Kronberga

If we continue dealing with crime by the means of impulsive repression and empty rhetoric, we may end up in the world where an individual citizen is forced to take care of his own security and keeps firearms instead of firewood in his shed. Read

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The Modern Village Bobby 

Author:Rita Ruduša

Community policing is not about 'cops and robbers', it is not a Hollywood gangster movie. Police are a part of the community. Read

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In loco parentis 4

Author:Mark Case

Mums, skolotājiem, jāpatur prātā, ka mums uzticētie bērni ir jo īpaši dārgi, jo tie nav mūsu, un viņu vecākiem ir tiesības sagaidīt, ka darīsim visu iespējamo, lai šie bērni būtu drošībā. Read

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I do not need your money, Sasha 


If you introduce state funding for political parties into an already corrupt system it is not going to work. Adding clean water to poisoned water makes no sense. Read