Security and Criminal Policy

AuthorAndrejs Vilks
PositionPhD, Riga Stradina University, Faculty of Law, Latvia
Security and Criminal Policy
Andrejs VILKS
Abstract: The current period of the public evolution can be identified as one of the global (econo mic,
financial, political, social, legal and moral) periods of crisis. In worsened crisis conditions the level of
crimes remains at such a level when it is hard to control them by means of law enforcement authority
capacity of institution resources and workload exceeds its li mits. Great role in combating of crimes
is attributed to prevention. To a certain extent, the goals of state criminal law policy are not only to
punish, but to restore the possible truth as well, to prevent the society, to resocialize and prevent the
people from committing of crimes. The investments into people’s educational policy is incomparably
more important than capturing of the offenders, their punishment and execution of th e sentence.
When working out crime prevention measures in criminal law police, one should use also foreign
experience and the latest technologies. We perceive criminal law policy as the state activity in
provision of legal ord er in individual’s protection from crimes, violation of the rights, and
implementation of the law enforcement.
Keywords: crime crime policy; law; prevention; security
1. Introducion
Security is a support of successful development and welfare of any country, the
reason of which is the people’s fear of physical, property, sexual, moral,
intellectual and other kind of threats. Responsibility of the government and its
corresponding institutions is to provide stability of any individual, as well as the
public system. Crime and other violations of the law cause irreparable harm both
for separate public representatives, as well as for the public and civilization at
large. Thus, since the time when the mankind began to be aware of these deviations
from the generally accepted ones and violations, the machanisms and forms were
developed how to protect oneself against violation and how to prevent it. Already
PhD, Riga Stradina University, Faculty of Law, Latvia, Address: dzirciema 16, LV-1007 Riga,
Latvia, Tel.: (+371) 67409218, Corresponding author:
AUDJ, vol. 12, no. 1/2016, pp. 89-96

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