Zjawisko przestępczości nieletnich w Polsce
Słowa kluczowe:security, juvenile, Poland, juvenile delinquency, threats
The purpose of this article is to present juvenile deliquency as a threat to public security. The main research problem is the question – what are the consequences of juvenile delinquency to public safety? The article shows the etiology of the phenomenon and identifies types of crimes committed by minors. It also presentes juvenile delinquency in the light of statistical data, which was used to compare the scale of the phenomenon in Poland and other European Union countries. The research was carried out on the basis of studies devoted to the problem of juvenile delinquency, as well as security and crime in general. Sources concerned the legal system in Poland, the activities of the various state institutions and the conditions and consequences of crime. The content of legal acts and documents: information and reports on the proceedings against minors and other pathological phenomena, as well as conditioning the performance of individual state bodies in the fight against negative social phenomena were also used.