Criminal Insanity: Concepts and Evidence

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Løvlie, A. (2019). Criminal Insanity: Concepts and Evidence. Bergen Journal of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, 7(1), 78-96.


The article presents an analytical model of possible legal concepts of criminal insanity and highlights evidential aspects of these concepts. The framework is used to differentiate between insanity rules from different jurisdictions, and to explain the recent amending of the Norwegian rule on criminal insanity. The arguments made are general and of relevance to all types of legal regulations on divergent mental states.
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