Retorik & Retten

Christian Bundgaard, Christian Wilche, Kristoffer Bavngård Thrane & Mikkel Brændstrup Madsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The police finds cocaine and an unusual amount of cash on two men during a drug bust, and arrests them. Roughly four months later, the two men are on trial for possession of narcotics. More on this trial in annex one. In this paper, we aim to interpret the use of rhetorical strategies by the prosecutor and defense attorneys in four trials as the one described above. Mainly using theories from Marie Louise Staffe, Janus Beyer, Maria Gelang, Jonas Gabrielsen, Lloyd F. Bitzer and Richard Eugene Vatz, we conclude that there is indeed a strategic and conscious use of rhetoric in the current danish court.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2015
VejledereSine Carlsen


  • retorik
  • retsretorik
  • rhetorics in court
  • retorisk strategi