The Polish Roma: From a persecuted to a protected minority

@article{Celiska2014ThePR,
  title={The Polish Roma: From a persecuted to a protected minority},
  author={Katarzyna Celińska and Agnieszka Gutkowska},
  journal={International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={157 - 171}
}
In this article, we present an analysis of opinion polls conducted between 1994 and 2013 on attitudes toward Roma population in Poland. We situate these attitudes within Poland’s social, legal, political, and cultural context, emphasizing current legislation concerning minorities in Poland, scholarly literature on Polish Roma culture and traditions, crime, and the justice system. Throughout this article we identify specific barriers to the integration that are crucial to understand and improve… 
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