An Outline of the New Norwegian Criminal Code

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Jacobsen, J., & Hallgren Sandvik, V. (2015). An Outline of the New Norwegian Criminal Code. Bergen Journal of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, 3(2), 162-183.


This article gives an overview of the new criminal code, its background and content. It maps out the code’s background, the legislative process and central ideas. Furthermore, the article gives an outline of the general criteria for criminal responsibility according to the code, the offences and forms of punishment and other reactions. The article emphasises the most important changes from the previous code of 1902. To some degree, strengths and weaknesses of the new code are addressed.

Copyright (c) 2015 Jørn Jacobsen, Vilde Hallgren Sandvik

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