Model Penal Code

Definition of "Model Penal Code"
  1. A collection of guidelines and principles for criminal law, issued by the American Law Institute in 1962. It was created to modernize and make sense of criminal law within the context of contemporary societal circumstances. It offers a comprehensive set of general principles regarding matters like criminal intent and participation liability. Although the Model Penal Code was never fully enacted, it had a significant influence on the reform of several state criminal codes over the subsequent decades
How to use "Model Penal Code" in a sentence
  1. The creation of the Model Penal Code greatly influenced the way criminal law evolved over the years.
  2. Law students often study the Model Penal Code to understand the foundation of modern criminal law.
  3. The principles of the Model Penal Code helped streamline the process of revising state criminal codes.

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