Serious violent and sexual offenders with a mental disorder

Sanctions and measures / Placement in an institution

Serious violent and sexual offenders with a mental disorder

An inventory of legislation and practical experience in the forensic psychiatric systems and the prison systems in England, Germany, Canada, Sweden and Belgium

Summary

This report describes the results of a study which took inventory of the manner in which various countries – namely England, Germany, Canada, Sweden and Belgium – deal with individuals with a mental disorder who have committed serious violent or sexual offences. The first object of this study is to provide insight into the present situation in these countries in terms of a number of legislative aspects and enforcement of penal measures and sentences imposed upon this group. Secondly, the situation in the Netherlands in regard to these aspects will be compared, along general lines, with that in the countries studied. 

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Publication data

Author(s):
Kogel, C.H. de, Nagtegaal, M.H.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Boom Juridische uitgevers, WODC
Year of publication:
2006
ISBN:
90-5454-726x
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 240