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, or 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 semiannual 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 scentific journals, ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (CJPI), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory™ (ProQuest)  and  IndexCopernicus Journals Master List The publication is financed from the funds of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Materials Published
The journal  Internal Security publishes articles, research notes, book reviews, commentaries and discussions. Materials published in  Internal Security are peer reviewed.

Relevant Topics
The materials published in the journal cover the following range of topics:

criminology and forensic science  fighting the 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