Can a Model Penal Code Second Save the States from Themselves?
10 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2004
This commentary summarizes some of the institutional obstacles to serious reform the authors encountered in their work on two recent criminal-code redrafting efforts, in Illinois and Kentucky. The authors call for a project to create a Model Penal Code Second, in the hope that such a centralized, high-profile, and less directly politically charged or biased effort would be an effective spur to major reform at the state level.
Keywords: crime, Model Penal Code
JEL Classification: K14
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