What's your opinion? Does the Norwegian system of justice seem a bit too mild? I don't know.The confessed murderer was today declared sane by a Norwegian court and sentenced to 21 years in prison, with a 10-year minimum, for the worst atrocities ever witnessed in the nation’s peacetime history.As the sentence was passed a wry smile appeared to cross the face of Breivik, 33, who had fought to be recognised as “criminally liable” for the attacks last summer — describing them as “cultural self-defence” to halt the “Islamisation” of Norway.
Eligible in ten years doesn't mean much, even Charles Manson eventually became eligible. That doesn't mean he gets out.
If Brevik does the entire 21 years, upon release he'd certainly be under the strictest surveillance, what's the danger?
Overall, I think their system is good. They have a smaller percentage of their population behind bars, compared to the US, and their recidivism rate is much lower.
Our way doesn't work. That's for sure.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.