Crimes and Sanctions for Crime

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Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in the Swedish Penal Code

The Swedish Criminal Code was adopted in 1962 and entered into force on 1 January 1965. It contains provisions on crimes and sanctions for crime and on most of the acts

that constitute crimes in Sweden. The provisions on other crimes

are to be found in special legislation.

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 1

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 1 reads as follows: A crime is an act defined in this Code or in another law or statutory instrument for which a punishment as stated below is provided. (Law 1994:458)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 8

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 8 reads as follows: Apart from a sanction, a crime may, in accordance with what is provided, result in forfeiture of property, corporate fines or some other special consequence defined by law and may also entail liability for the payment of damages. (Law 1986:118)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 5

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 5 reads as follows: Imprisonment is to be considered a more severe punishment than a fine. Provisions on imprisonment in relation to conditional sentence and probation are to be found in Chapter 30, Section 1. (Law 1988:942)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 3

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 3 reads as follows: In this Code a sanction for a crime means the punishments of fines and imprisonment, and conditional sentence, probation and committal for special care. (Law 1988:942)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 6

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 6 reads as follows: No sanction shall be imposed upon a person for a crime committed before attaining the age of fifteen. (Law 1988:942)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 7

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 7 reads as follows: Repealed (Law 1988:942)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 4

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 4 reads as follows: The use of punishments is regulated by the provisions on the particular crimes and any further special provisions. Other sanctions may be imposed in accordance with the provisions concerning their use, even if they are not mentioned in the provisions concerning particular crimes. (Law 1988:942)

Crimes and Sanctions for Crime in Sweden under

Section 2

Under Part One, General Provisions, and Chapter 1, on Crimes and Sanctions for Crime, the Section 2 reads as follows: Unless otherwise stated, an act shall be regarded as a crime only if it is committed intentionally. If the act has been committed during self-induced intoxication or if the perpetrator has in some other way himself brought about the temporary loss of the use of his senses, this shall not cause the act to be considered non-criminal. (Law 1994:458)

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