Article title Comparative Criminal Law: Teaching Methodology and Applying in Research
Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 3-4/2013
Сторінки [299-307]

The article is devoted to the topical issues of Comparative Law. This phenomenon is seen in several ways: as an academic course, as a subject of scientific research and as a method used in dissertations. The article deals with controversial issues that do not allow reaching a certain sense of unity in such categories as «Comparative Law», «Juridical Comparative Studies», «Legal Systems of Nowadays». The author of article concludes that present Comparative Law is a separate independent branch of science with inherent object and method of study.

 The methods of teaching the subject of «Comparative Law» in schools are also analyzed in the article. The ways of such studies consist in comparison of different teaching methods. The positive features and drawbacks that do not allow achieving the optimal results are indicated. A proper view of the issue of teaching the course «Comparative Law» and special courses on teaching some actual problems of comparative criminal law is suggested. The author of the article proposes a peculiar approach of the systematization of EU member states which let explore the legal systems of different countries not randomly, but making the process systematic. The proposed approach will allow matching individual national jurisdictions to the European norms and standards of the EU, seeing the opportunities of legislation of each of these states, drawing conclusions about the necessity and possibility of reforming the national legislation and the extent of such reform.

Keywords comparative law, criminal law, teaching methodics, subject and method of research, systematization of legal systems.
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