Straf og retsfølelse i Danmark

Julie Pauch Nymark, Mathilde Nakato Kulusumu Mikkelsen, Christina Stendahl Johansen, Siw Wahl Petersen, Signe Lilhauge Jakobsen, Cecilie Kuse Smith, Signe Unmack Larsen & Freya Cæcilia Jensen Asbjerg

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The study examines the system of justice in Denmark and the general sense of justice. The report takes a starting point in Flemming Balvig’s study of the Danish general sense of justice and the Danish view regarding punishment. He establishes that the majority of the Danish populations has the opinion that the punishment in Denmark is not suitable and is too gentle. To clarify the Danish system of justice we are using a historical perspective on the development. In the discussion, the statement about the society’s urge to punish harder is afterwards challenge by other studies, which shows that when people get more details about an actual case, they change their minds. In fact, many of them want to punish more gentle than the court when they have all the insights of a case. The sense of justice can be divided into three different subjects; the general sense, the actual sense and the informative sense. These three senses of justices can be affected by many elements such as the media, but especially the general sense of justice is an individual feeling and is unique for all people. Using the theories of penology retributivism and consequentialism, we draw the conclusion that the Danish system of justice uses some of both theories, due to the fact that they both contain strengths and weaknesses. The theories affect the way we shape the punishment and how we treat the criminals. The theories of penology and the three senses of justice work together in the Danish system of justice and the inside as well as the outside affect them both.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014


  • Retsfølelse
  • Retssystem
  • Straffeteorier
  • Straf