Liv Os Stølan

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BACKGROUND By including §69 into the Danish Penal Code, it has since 1975 been possible to use psychiatric measures as legal sanctions for even non-psychotic offenders-if the measure is believed to be preventive of future crime. To be able to decide on the applicability of treatment measures as sanctions in criminal cases, the court will request a(More)
PURPOSE To illuminate whether and how taking care of forensic inpatients is experienced as a burden among staff and managers in general psychiatry. DESIGN AND METHODS Qualitative analytical strategies based on interviews and questionnaires. FINDINGS The interplay between physical environment, bottlenecks, poor information exchange, lack of knowledge and(More)
INTRODUCTION 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. MATERIAL AND METHODS The psychiatric(More)
BACKGROUND The Danish Medico-Legal Council provides the court with statements based on available psychiatric assessment reports to assist the law in the use of the Penal Code sections on mentally disordered offenders. AIMS To analyse the impact of the Council on the courts' choice between punishment and treatment in cases of offenders falling under §69 of(More)
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