The course Comparative Criminal Law has not so far been taught at the Zagreb law Faculty. The course foresees to provide an overview of different criminal law and criminal justice systems and also how they operate within the main legal traditions of the world. It will look at comparative criminal law as a discipline, focusing on its method, history, and contemporary problems. The course uses comparative methodology to highlight similarities and differences between and within legal traditions.

The course will be taught on semester basis, and it will be offered as specialised, elective course at the final year of the graduate five-year Bologna program in law as well as to students enrolled at other programs at the University.

This course will compare the history, jurisprudence, and specific practices of the criminal justice systems in Europe with the common law systems and much of the rest of the world. This will enable the participants/students to compare different legal systems in field of criminal law.