The Nordic Criminal Law Doctrine in a European Setting – Challenges and Potential

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Frände, D. (2014). The Nordic Criminal Law Doctrine in a European Setting – Challenges and Potential. Bergen Journal of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, 2(1), 100-105.


This brief article analyses the Nordic criminal law doctrine. It has a Finnish legal scholar point of view, but it also applies a Nordic approach in a European setting. In this article, the aim of criminal doctrine is discussed and the limits of a completely national criminal law doctrine are examined. Thereafter the question if Europe can learn anything from a Nordic criminal law doctrine is asked. Lastly, the question if a criminal law doctrine with European influence is of any practical relevance is posed and reflected upon.

Copyright (c) 2014 Dan Frände

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