A Brief History of Distinctions in Criminal Culpability

40 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2005

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Paul H. Robinson

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Abstract

This article considers the transition from the early Anglo-Saxon scheme, which distinguished only willful and accidental conduct, to the current five-tiered system. To appreciate the historical evidence, the specific nature of the culpability distinctions set out in the Model Penal Code will be examined.

Keywords: criminal code, history, Model Penal Code, Anglo-Saxon code

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Robinson, Paul H., A Brief History of Distinctions in Criminal Culpability. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=665202

Paul H. Robinson (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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