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Susanna Radovic

Senior lecturer

Susanna Radovic
Senior lecturer
Theoretical Philosophy
+46 31 786 2028

Room number: T335
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Susanna Radovic


After her doctorate in 2005 when she defended a thesis on introspection, Susanna's research has mainly focused on philosophical issues in connection to the area of forensic psychiatry. She has been involved in various inter-disciplinary collaborations, working together with researchers from psychiatry, psychology, and law. Here she has e.g., focused on the concept of accountability, its definition, how to assess whether someone is accountable and in what way the requisite can and should be used in criminal law. These issues have been addressed from different perspectives in her work, partly by means of conceptual analysis, but also by interview studies with mentally disordered criminal offenders and analyses of forensic psychiatric assessments. During the years 2010 - 2014 she led a research project financed by the Swedish research council (VR) about delusions. What they are, how they arise and how to treat delusions within a legal framework. She is currently working on a project financed by VR about expertise, evidence and ethics in decisions about compulsory psychiatric care. The project is trans-diciplinary and form part of the research conducted at the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM).

Interactions with society 

In her role as director of the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health,  she has an ongoing collaboration with the state and county organisations that support the centre, i. e., the National Board of Forensic Medicine, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service and the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Susanna gives on a regular basis lectures covering aspects of ethics in compulsory care to personell working in forensic psychiatric care or with forensic psychiatric evaluations. 

Expert consultation

Susanna has performed several commissioned reports, expert consultations and other services for Swedish public agencies. She is currently a member of the Västra Götaland County Government ethics council connected to projects within the  EU Horizon 2020 program.

Teching and supervision

Susanna's teaching in philosophy is focused on thesis supervision, examination and seminar moderation. 

Latest publications

Att visa upp en patient – utsagor och bedömningar vid beslut om tvångsvård
Lena Eriksson, Moa Kindström Dahlin, Susanna Radovic
Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, Journal article 2017
Journal article

On the Abolition and Reintroduction of Legal Insanity in Sweden
Tova Bennet, Susanna Radovic
Legal Insanity and the Brain: Science, Law and European Courts / Sofia Moratti; Dennis Patterson,, Oxford, Hart Publishing, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Introducing a standard of legal insanity: The case of Sweden compared to The Netherlands
Susanna Radovic, Gerben Meynen, Tova Bennet
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Mordiska sjölejon och marisianer
Tova Bennet, Susanna Radovic
Idées Fixes - A festschrift dedicated to Christian Bennet on the occasion of his 60th birthday / edited by Martin Kaså, Göteborg, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Blame attribution and guilt feelings in violent offenders
Malte Johnsson, Benny Andersson, Märta Wallinius, Björn Hofvander, Ola Ståhlberg et al.
Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Mental health and international crimes
Henrik Anckarsäter, Tova Bennet, Thomas Nilsson, Susanna Radovic
Criminological approaches to international criminal law / Ilias Bantekas, Emmanouela Mylonaki, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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Mental disorder as a cause of crime – evidence and ethics
Susanna Radovic, Henrik Anckarsäter
14th international conference for philosophy and psychiatry (INPP), Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Accountability and severe mental disorder – a conceptual problem in a new Swedish law
Susanna Radovic
32nd International Congress of Law and Mental Health Berlin July 17th-23rd, 2011, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper


An interview study among forensic psychiatric in-patients
Susanna Radovic
13th International Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP), Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

A philosophical view on concepts in psychiatry
Helge Malmgren, Susanna Radovic, Henrik Thorén, Björn Haglund
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Mentally disordered criminal offenders: Legal and criminological perspectives
Moa Kindström Dahlin, Clara Hellner Gumpert, Marie Torstensson-Levander, Lupita Svensson, Susanna Radovic
International journal of law and psychiatry, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Accountability and psychiatric disorders: How do forensic psychiatric professionals think?
Pontus Höglund, Sten Levander, Henrik Anckarsäter, Susanna Radovic
International journal of law and psychiatry, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Susanna Radovic, Henrik Anckarsäter
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Edited book 2009
Edited book

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