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Tova Bennet - Doctor of Laws


Tova Bennet became a Doctor of Laws on September 25 when she defended her thesis: "Straffansvar vid atypiska sinnestillstånd."

The opponent was Professor Monica Burman (Umeå University) and members of the examination board Professor Dan Frände (University of Helsinki), Professor Jorn Jacobsen (Bergen University) and Professor Titti Mattsson (Lund University).

The thesis deals with how the guilt requirement is constructed and applied through an interplay between legal and forensic psychiatric judgments and the analysis reveals problems in applying the "ordinary” rules of criminal law in atypical state of mind cases. The thesis is published by Norstedts Juridik.