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The Five Worst (and Five Best) American Criminal Codes


Paul H. Robinson


University of Pennsylvania Law School

Michael T. Cahill


Rutgers Law School

Usman Mohammad


Independent


Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 1-89, 2000

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This paper develops and attempts to justify criteria for judging the quality of a criminal code in performing its functions. It translates the abstract criteria into a workable code evaluation scheme, then applies the scheme to the fifty-two American criminal codes, ending with a ranking of those codes. Examples of good and bad code provisions are used in the discussion to illustrate the evaluation criteria.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 91

Keywords: criminal code

JEL Classification: K14


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Date posted: February 6, 2003  

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Robinson, Paul H. and Cahill, Michael T. and Mohammad, Usman, The Five Worst (and Five Best) American Criminal Codes. Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 1-89, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=183290 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.183290

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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
Usman Mohammad
Independent
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