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Disarray delays new criminal law. Has Storberget been too optimistic? Norway’s Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, will probably have to push back introducing the country’s new, tougher penal code because the police’s computer systems are too outdated. Storberget has promised that the new regulations will take effect in 2012, but acknowledges the need for new technology.

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Disarray delays new criminal law

Published on Monday, 18th January, 2010 at 14:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Has Storberget been too optimistic?

Knut Storberget
Knut Storberget
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Jumping the gun

Norway’s Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, will probably have to push back introducing the country’s new, tougher penal code because the police’s computer systems are too outdated.

Storberget has promised that the new regulations will take effect in 2012, but acknowledges the need for new technology.

However Arnt Inge Rolland, department head at the police directorate, believes Storberget won’t be able to deliver.

“It’s optimistic, and will be a challenge,” he tells NRK.

The new law also includes higher sentences for murder, aggravated assault and sexual crimes.

But these will also have to wait, even though the government underlined these should take effect immediately after Parliament passed the new law last year.

A misunderstanding

Storberget claims he was unaware of the technical challenges before NRK told him about the problem.

“I don’t know what (the technical experts in the police) base this on, but believe there must have been a misunderstanding.”

The police directorate refutes his claim, however, saying their specialists have already warned the possibilities altering current systems are extremely limited, as it will take a lot of time and money.

It’s believed that the new system will cost over 500 million kroner, and won’t be installed before 2014 at the earliest.



Published on Monday, 18th January, 2010 at 14:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: knut, storberget, minister, justice, police, penal, criminal, code, norway, tougher, jail, sentences, delays, computers.





  
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