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Report No. 29

Appendix 17

Extract of Certain Sections of The Penal Code of Norway ("Norwegian Penal Code", 1961) Published in The American Series of Foreign Penal Codes

88. Anybody who, in time of war, fails to fulfil a contract relating to the supplies or the transport of the military forces or a matter of importance to military or civil defence, or is accessory thereto, shall be punished by imprisonment up to ten years. If the act has caused heavy damage to the defence of the country, or the death or serious injury to body or health of another, a maximum of life imprisonment may be imposed.

If the breach of contract results from negligence, the perpetrator shall be punished by fine, or jailing or imprisonment up to six months.

Anybody who commits such an act against a state allied with Norway, or at war with a common enemy, shall be similarly punished1. (12-15-1960).

1. For a study of " White Collar Crime in Norway," see Aubert, " White Collar Crime and Social Structure ". American Journal of Sociology (1952-53), p. 265, cited in Reckless, The Crime Problem (1965), p. 224.

123. If a civil servant misuses his office to violate somebody's rights by undertaking or omitting an official act, he shall be punished by fines or loss of office or by imprisonment up to one year.

If he has acted for the purpose of obtaining an unlawful gain for himself or another, or if the felony has purposely caused serious injury or a violation of rights, imprisonment up to five years may be imposed.

153. Anybody who by breach of assumed obligations or by spreading of false rumours, brings about famine or scarcity of necessities, or is accessory thereto, shall be punished by imprisonment up to eight years.

273. Anybody who spreads incorrect or misleading information in order to influence the prices of goods, securities or other objects, or is accessory thereto, shall be punished by imprisonment up to four years. Fines may be imposed together with imprisonment. Under extremely extenuating circumstances, fines alone may be imposed (5-11-1951)

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