Gottlieb, Peter2; Gabrielsen, Gorm3; Kørner, Ejnar Alex1; Stølan, Liv Os4
1 Psychiatric Research Unit, Psychiatric Centre North Zealand, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Hillerød, Denmark, Mental Health Services, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Clinic of Forensic Psychiatry , Copenhagen , Denmark.3 Institut for Finansiering4 Sociologisk Institut
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 psychiatric report. They may furthermore ask a medical expert consultation board, the Danish Medico-Legal Council, for an opinion on the mental status of the defendant.
Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 2013, Vol 67, Issue 6, p. 400-6