It is to be assumed that anyone who proposes reform does so because he is convinced that the existing state of affairs is unsatisfactory and therefore requires improvement. This goes for the factory manager who employs an efficiency expert as well as for the legislator who decides to pass a new law in lieu of an old one. It is, therefore, impossible to talk about the reform of the German criminal law and about the new Draft Code without, at the same time, taking a glance at the existing state of law which is supposed to be reformed thereby.
German Criminal Law and Its Reform,
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