About the study
In recent years, the sanctions for sexual offenses in the Criminal Code Scandinavia have been subject to review. The changes concern, among others the concept of rape and punishment for offenses. In this international study the legal regulations of rape in the Nordic countries are studied and explored how the penalty is determined for sexual crimes and whether and then what impact recent legislative changes have been in relation to sentences.
The research group was established in the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (Nordisk Samarbejdsråd for Kriminologi, NSfK) in autumn 2012 by Ragnheiður Bragadóttur professor. Participants are Scandinavian scholars in the field of criminal law, who have substantive experince of sex offenses in their research, including one who is also a Supreme Court judge.
Results of the study were published in the report: Straf for voldtægt. NSfK Arbejdsmarkedets Gruppen Oslo 2012 redaktør: Sally Bragadóttir. Publisher: Nordisk Samarbejdsråd for Kriminologi, Det Juridiske Fakultet, Islands University. The year 2012 - 74 p. See website NSfK.
Assistant professor, ph.d.Trine Baumbach, the Law Faculty, University of Copenhagen, professor Terttu Utriainen, Lapplands University Rovaniemi, dr. juris Magnus Matningsdal Supreme Court judge in Oslo, JD Kerstin Berglund, Uppsala and Ragnheiður Bragadóttir, professor in criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland.
Prof. Ragnheiður Bragadóttir was chairman of the group.
The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NsfK)