The Trial and Sentencing

  • Cato Hemmingby
  • Tore Bjørgo
Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)


For Breivik the trial was just another phase of the struggle. He prepared for it thoroughly and planned to exploit it to propagate the cause. However, his pre-trial theoretical assumptions did not foresee that court proceedings might be just as dynamic as terrorist operations. Breivik’s original trial strategy was at large demolished by factors outside his control, and especially by the first psychiatric evaluation.


attorney court defendant psychiatric evaluations prosecution public debate sentencing trial trial strategy 


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© Cato Hemmingby and Tore Bjørgo 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cato Hemmingby
    • 1
  • Tore Bjørgo
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Police University CollegeNorway

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