Revamping Anti-Organised Crime Approaches in the Criminal Law System in Poland – A Presentation of Selected Institutions

Keywords: combating organised crime in Poland, informant witness, anonymous witness, extended confiscation


New types and shades of crime emerging today require that state authorities develop new defence mechanisms. The sophistication and ingenuity of criminals must be countered with an appropriate response of the state responsible for maintaining public order and safety. Therefore, states must build new institutions as effective tools for combating organised crimes. In Poland, the adequacy of the current institutions employed in the fight against organised crime is now being widely discussed. This study sets out to present the institutions of the informant witness, anonymous witness, and extended confiscation as examples of modern approaches for combating organised crime in Poland.