Forensic Psychiatry in the Nordic countries. Iceland , problems or possibilities Sigurður Páll Pálsson MD PhD. Problems or possibilities.
Forensic Psychiatry in the Nordic countries
Iceland, problems or possibilities
Sigurður Páll Pálsson MD PhD
In essence the old verdict for forensic psychiatric ward is demanded to be re- initated as stated in the release verdict. Release verdict expires.
be considered legally responsible for his or her deeds.
(i) known what he was doing, and (ii) known that what he did was wrong
made while suffering from a mental disorder that rendered the person
incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of the act or omission or
of knowing that it was wrong
mental illness, severe mental deficiency or a serious mental disturbance or a serious disturbance of consciousness, thus is not able
to understand the factual nature or unlawfulness of the act, or his/
her ability to control his/her behaviour is decisively weakened
The offender is not criminally responsible, will not be punished if at the time of the act, due to mental illness, severe mental deficiency or a serious mental disturbance or a serious disturbance of consciousness, thus was not able to control his/her behaviour
If mental state milder than 15, medical evaluation concerning if prison sentence does have any purpose
Prevent the individual to become dangerous but the mildest alternative should be used. Example insurance, forbidden to go to some places or use the law concerning statutary
In the serious cases send to an institution