Preventive detention in Norway.

Hilde Dahl - Prosjektleder

Region:
SIFER Midt
Status:
Start / slutt:
2018 / 2019
Forskningsansvarlig:
St. Olavs Hospital HF
Prosjektnummer:
612880
Fagområde:
Temaer:
Cristin:
https://app.cristin.no/projects/show.jsf?id=612880

Preventive detention is the ultimate penalty in Norway. While formal sentenced of life imprisonment were abolished in 1981, a Court may order "forvaring", allowing for the lifelong preventive detention of someone beyond the maximum fixed-term of 21 years if they continue to pose a danger to society. This is the deepest end of custody in Norway. The number of prisoners subject to this form of punishment has increased in recent years, from 50-60 in 2002 t0 90+ in 2016, yeat current knowledge about the development og "forvaring" as the ultimate sanction in Norway, and what it means in practice remains limited. The aim of this research project is to rectify this, and to critically assess for the first time the development and implementation of the use of preventive detention in Norway in the light of internationsl standards on ultimate penalties.