Present status of forensic psychiatry in Denmark
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 55, Issue 3, pages 176–180, March 1977
How to Cite
Svendsen, B. B. (1977), Present status of forensic psychiatry in Denmark. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 55: 176–180. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1977.tb00156.x
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Received November 23, 1976
- Forensic psychiatry, Denmark;
- reports to the court;
- treatment of mentally abnormal offenders;
- future organization
In Denmark the desire for psychiatric cooperation within the juridical system has on the whole been on the decline during the past decades. This applies both to the writing of psychiatric reports to the court, and to the sanction system.
Within civil forensic psychiatry, practice is almost unchanged and unchallenged, while the demand for one form of social forensic psychiatry has been drastically reduced with the liberalization of abortion and sterilization laws.
The present practice of penal forensic psychiatry is described. Remarks on the future organization and research are made.