The trend of criminal law reform must be examined against the changing attitudes towards crime. This perspective views crime as a display of social conflict which can be resolved through criminal law sanctions. The Article discusses how comparative law is a backdrop for the reform movement on the international, regional, and individual institutional levels. The significance of comparative law is illustrated throughout by specific examples of reform on each level.
The Significance of Comparative Law for Criminal Law Reform,
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