Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Denmark. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanction system.
Coverage of criminal procedure focuses on the organization of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage, and legal remedies. A final part describes the execution of sentences and orders, the prison system, and the extinction of custodial sanctions or sentences.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and criminal court judges handling cases connected with Denmark. Academics and researchers, as well as the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative criminal law.
Part I. Substantive Criminal Law
Chapter 1. General Principles
Chapter 2. Scope of Application of Criminal Statutes
Chapter 3. General Principles of Criminal Liability
Chapter 4. Justification, Excuse, and Other Grounds of Impunity
Chapter 5. Inchoate Offences, Parties to Criminal Offences
Chapter 6. Classification and Survey of Criminal Offences
Chapter 7. The Sanctioning System
Part II. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 1. Principles, Institutions, and Stages
Chapter 2. Investigation
Chapter 3. Pre-trial Proceedings and Shortened Trials
Chapter 4. The Trial Stage
Part III. Execution of Sanctions
Chapter 1. Sources of Penitentiary Law and Nature of Regulations
Chapter 2. General Principles Concerning the Execution of Sentences and Orders
Chapter 3. The Prison and Probation System
Chapter 4. Probation Service