Can a Model Penal Code Second Save the States from Themselves?
Paul H. Robinson
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michael T. Cahill
Rutgers Law School
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 1, pp. 169-177, 2003
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: crime, Model Penal Code
JEL Classification: K14
Date posted: December 17, 2004