Putting Hate in Its Place: The Codification of Bias Crime Laws in a Model Penal Code

50 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2019

Date Written: July 3, 2000

Abstract

Bias crime laws typically enhance punishment for criminal acts committed because if racial, religious or other form of bias. This article addressed how such laws are best codified within the Model Penal Code. The merits of varying approaches--bias crimes as part of the General Part, sentencing provision, or Specific Part--are considered and compared in light of their substantive implications and functionality.

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Keywords: Model Penal Code, Bias crimes

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Dillof, Anthony, Putting Hate in Its Place: The Codification of Bias Crime Laws in a Model Penal Code (July 3, 2000). Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Vol. 4, p. 341, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3207953

Anthony Dillof (Contact Author)

Wayne State Univerity Law School ( email )

471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
United States
(313) 577-9450 (Phone)

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