Can a Model Penal Code Second Save the States from Themselves?

10 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2004  

Paul H. Robinson

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Michael T. Cahill

Rutgers Law School

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Robinson, Paul H. and Cahill, Michael T., Can a Model Penal Code Second Save the States from Themselves?. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 1, pp. 169-177, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=634361

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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