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
- Kogel, C.H. de, Nagtegaal, M.H.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Boom Juridische uitgevers, WODC
- Year of publication:
- Onderzoek en beleid 240
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.