structure of a justice system

What is comparative legal research and what are the reasons for comparing criminal justice systems?

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...parative legal research in not new. The earliest comparative research can be traced back in Ancient Greece at around fifth century BC, in Plato's work "Laws" (Zweirt and Kotz 1998: 48). The most obvious reason for comparing justice systems, particularly when it comes to diversity issues, is to attain a deeper understanding of foreign legal systems and through this knowledge improve ...