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
Suggested Citation: 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