Psychiatric Diagnosis and Criminal Record Determine the Courts’ Decisions

Ejnar Alex Kørner, Peter Gottlieb, Gorm Gabrielsen, Liv Os Stølan

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Abstract

Section 69 of the Danish Penal Code implies the possibility of sentencing also non-psychotic offenders to treatment when this is considered expedient. The aim of this study was to analyse which factors influence the courts’ decisions to sentence offenders to psychiatric treatment instead of punishment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA4771
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin (Online)
Volume61
Issue number2
Number of pages5
ISSN1603-9629
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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