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Final Report of the Illinois Criminal Code Rewrite and Reform Commission

P. H. Robinson, ILLINOIS CRIMINAL CODE REWRITE AND REFORM COMMISSION, 2003

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-40

626 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2009  

Paul H. Robinson

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Michael T. Cahill

Rutgers Law School

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

The Governor of Illinois created a commission to examine the problems with Illinois criminal law and to rewrite the Illinois criminal code. This two-volume Final Report of the Illinois Criminal Code Rewrite and Reform Commission proposes a new criminal code, in volume 1, together with an official commentary, in volume 2, that explains each provision and how and why it differs from existing law.

The introduction to the Report summarizes the reasons for and the importance of criminal code reform, and describes the techniques used in this rewrite project, including both the project’s drafting principles and the methods by which the Commission organized its work.

Keywords: criminal law, proposed Illinois Criminal Code, drafting, criminal law codification, recodification, Model Penal Code, defining offenses, codifying defenses, grading offenses, consolidating offenses, modern criminal codes

Suggested Citation

Robinson, Paul H. and Cahill, Michael T., Final Report of the Illinois Criminal Code Rewrite and Reform Commission (2003). P. H. Robinson, ILLINOIS CRIMINAL CODE REWRITE AND REFORM COMMISSION, 2003 ; U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-40. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1523384

Paul H. Robinson (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Michael T. Cahill

Rutgers Law School ( email )

NJ
United States

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