Evidentiary Standards in Sexual Abuse Cases in Nordic Legal Systems

  • Eva Smith
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 291)


Like the other papers addressing the legal system’s response to recollections of trauma, I will begin with some general remarks about the difference between the Anglo-American system and the Nordic system. A very significant difference in the Nordic system is that our judges are legally obliged to seek the truth. I believe that is current for central Europe as well.


Nordic Country Criminal Case Police Interrogation Sexual Abuse Case Defence Counsel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Smith
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  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark

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