Monday, February 10, 2014
Luis E. Chiesa (State University of New York at Buffalo Law School) has posted Comparative Criminal Law (Markus Dubber & Tatjana Hörnle, Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law, 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Criminal law is a parochial discipline. Courts and scholars in the English speaking world seldom take seriously the criminal statutes, cases and scholarly writings published in the non-English speaking world. The same is true the other way around. This is unfortunate. Much can be learned from comparing the way in which the world’s leading legal systems approach important questions of criminal theory.
This Chapter introduces the reader to comparative criminal law with the aim of demonstrating how comparative analysis can enrich both domestic and international understandings of criminal law.