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Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law
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By Arlie Loughnan One of the most high profile court cases concerning 'madness' and crime has concluded. In a unanimous decision, the Oslo District Court in Norway has convicted Anders Behring Breivik of the murder of 77 people in the streets of central Oslo and on the island of Ut¸ya in July 2011. Breivik's conviction was based on a finding that he was sane at the time of the killings. He has been sentenced to 21 years in prison but it is possible that he will be detained beyond that period, under a regime of preventative detention.
Posted on August 28, 2012
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