Mentally disordered offenders in Sweden.
L. Lidberg and H. Belfrage,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
19(4): 389-93, 1991.
This article reviews the laws in Sweden concerning mentally disordered offenders. It also contains
some figures on the relationship between mentally disordered offenders and other offenders
sentenced to prison. The rules in Sweden are very different from other countries in that the
responsibility concept has been abolished and thus there is no acquittal on a psychiatric basis.