The world globalisation processes have inevitably been accompanied by the development of new forms of crime and the occurrence of crisis incidents (acts of terrorism, major transportation accidents, construction accidents, and natural disasters). The above phenomena increase the demand for knowledge, the use of which may directly or indirectly influence the effectiveness of agencies responsible for internal security. With its basic goal of spreading the knowledge of the protection of public safety and order, the scientific journal Internal Security is one of the many ventures aimed at meeting the demand. The journal is oriented towards security aspects of universal scope. It is a forum where views and opinions are exchanged by specialists of various branches (both scientists and practitioners) from different countries, and in particular European ones. Entrepreneurs of non-public sector are welcome to exchange their opinions in the journal, as well. In many cases methods and mechanisms which are used to ensure safety are of universal nature and they can be applied by both, public and non-public sectors.
The journal Internal Security is semi-annual periodical published by the Police Academy in Szczytno. The School is a higher education institution supervised by the Minister of Internal Affairs, and by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. The Internal Security journal is indexed among others in The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text™ (EBSCO Publishing), The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education list of scientific journals, ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (CJPI), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory™ (ProQuest) and IndexCopernicus Journals Master List as well as the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. The publication is financed from the funds of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The journal Internal Security publishes articles, research notes, book reviews, commentaries and discussions. Materials published in Internal Security are peer reviewed.
The materials published in the journal cover the following range of topics:
criminology and forensic science fighting crime fighting terrorism civil defence weapons of mass destruction public transport and communications security protection of persons, property, facilities and areas safety of local communities and safety through design data protection crisis management security inspection and audit management of internal security institutions human rights and ethics of law enforcement personnel philosophy of security methodology of research on security
Internal Security journal has entered a competition announced by the Minister of Science and Higher Education as part of the "Support for scientific journals" programme. Therefore, the editorial office is planning to extend the availability of the published materials free of charge.