Przestepczosc osadzona cudzoziemcow w swietle badan aktowych spraw Sadu Okregowego w Bialymstoku
THE ADJUDGED CRIME OF ALIENS ACCORDING TO THE RESEARCH OF FILES OF CASES IN THE BIALYSTOK DISTRICT COURT
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The beginning of 1990s brought opening of Polish borders. As Poland is transit country between East and West of Europe, incoming foreigners were not only tourists, businessmen but also criminals. Article presents results of research conducted on judicial files of District Court in Bialystok. The main aim of research was to analyze the phenomenon of criminality of foreigners. The research was made on 48 available files from 1990–2008. The criminals were almost only men, citizens of ex–USRR countries. Most of them were Belarusian and Ukrainian citizens. However some offenders were from Eastern European countries e.g. Germany and Italy. Foreigners mostly committed crimes against property and against liability of documents. Among crimes against property most common was robbery and fencing. Offenders were also smuggling cars by Polish Eastern border. Only few foreigners were found guilty of drug trafficking. Most of convicted persons were unemployed and committed crimes for profit.
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