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Introduction

Markus D. Dubber

in An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190243043
eISBN:
9780190243081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243043.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Introduction discusses the origins, ambition, approach, and structure of the Model Penal Code, connecting the Code’s structure to that of the book. Topics addressed include the origin of the ... More


An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Markus D. Dubber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190243043
eISBN:
9780190243081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243043.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This second edition of this text retains the book’s original aim, approach, and structure as a companion to the Model Penal Code. Reflecting the Code’s attempt to present an accessible, ... More


The Model Penal Code, Legal Process, and the Alegitimacy of American Penality

Markus D Dubber

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

The Model Penal Code, drafted under the auspices of Herbert Wechsler, is the most significant text in the history of American criminal law. Yet, in an important and revealing sense, it is not a ... More


The Possession Paradigm: The Special Part and the Police Power Model of the Criminal Process

Markus Dirk Dubber

in Defining Crimes: Essays on The Special Part of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269228
eISBN:
9780191710100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269228.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on New York criminal law, with occasional references to the Model Penal Code to broaden the scope of the inquiry. It explains that studies in the special part of criminal law are ... More


The Model Penal Code and the War on Crime

Markus D. Dubber

in The Dual Penal State: The Crisis of Criminal Law in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198744290
eISBN:
9780191805752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744290.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Part III of Dual Penal State uses dual penal state analysis to generate a comparative-historical account of American penality. With comparative glimpses at Germany and, to a lesser extent, England, ... More


The Cultural Defense: Reflections in Light of the Model Penal Code and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Kent Greenawalt

in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676590
eISBN:
9780191756023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676590.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines the most ambitious attempt in the United States to draft a systematic criminal code—the influential Model Penal Code, and its commentaries—to see what mention is made of, and ... More


Duff on Attempts

Larry Alexander

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

There is hardly any topic within the vast domain of crime and punishment on which Antony Duff has not commented, or at least commented with great intelligence. Among the doctrinal precincts of ... More


A Functional Analysis of Criminal Law

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses how most current criminal law doctrines contain aspects that perform different functions. The first two purposes of the provisions governing the definition of offences embody ... More


The Doctrines of Liability

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the doctrines of liability that contribute to the liability function. It also reports an example of each of the functional analysis that suggests some less obvious failures, ... More


The Criminal Mind

Guyora Binder

in Criminal Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780195321203
eISBN:
9780190621049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321203.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter amplifies the concept of a criminal offense by examining the concept of criminal culpability and the proposition that a guilty mind or mens rea is also a necessary element of every ... More


Incompetence, Psychopathy, and Fair Opportunity

David O. Brink

in Fair Opportunity and Responsibility

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198859468
eISBN:
9780191891809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859468.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Fair opportunity supports a modified version of the Model Penal Code insanity test, against the narrower M’Naghten test. The Andrea Yates case is introduced as a paradigmatic insanity defense. Recent ... More


The Repetitions of History

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter traces the instinct to reach for science in American legal doctrine back through the 1800s. It examines both the more formal legal theory movements as well as individual doctrinal ... More


A Vice of Its Virtues: The Perils of Precision in Criminal Codification, as Illustrated by Retreat, General Justification, and Dangerous Utterances*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“A Vice of Its Virtues” explores certain problems with attempts to codify broad bases for authoritative punishment and for justifying actions. The essay focuses on the Model Penal Code. The three ... More


Battered Persons, Provocation, and Fair Opportunity

David O. Brink

in Fair Opportunity and Responsibility

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198859468
eISBN:
9780191891809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859468.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Different battered person defenses are distinguished from each other and shown not to depend on Battered Woman’s Syndrome. Common law and Model Penal Code conceptions of provocation are ... More


The Rules of Conduct

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter demonstrates the usefulness of a functional analysis. It starts by presenting the obscuring rules of conduct with an overlay of liability and grading rules. Instead of clarifying and ... More


False Promise: Insincere Promising as Crime

Ian Ayres and Gregory Klass

in Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106756
eISBN:
9780300127133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106756.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter argues that promising something with the intention of not doing it at all can be a crime. The Model Penal Code's definition of “theft by deception” states that insincere promising, and ... More


Conclusion

Markus D. Dubber

in An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190243043
eISBN:
9780190243081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243043.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This Conclusion provides a chart summary of the analysis of criminal liability under the Model Penal Code with citations to relevant Code sections. This chart may be used as a conceptual flowchart ... More


Current Law’s Deference to Lay Judgments of Justice

Paul H. Robinson

in Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917723
eISBN:
9780199332854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917723.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses how current American criminal law often quietly defers to lay judgments of justice. It first considers three sorts of rules common in modern criminal codes that reflect a ... More


Elements of the Expanded Model in Minnesota, Other Sentencing Systems, and Model Codes

Richard S. Frase

in Just Sentencing: Principles and Procedures for a Workable System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199757862
eISBN:
9780199979547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757862.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter demonstrates support for the wisdom and viability of the proposed model by identifying examples of its principles and procedures embodied in modern sentencing laws, practices, and ... More


Causation and the Principles of Punishment

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254744
eISBN:
9780191681523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

It is plain that something more elaborate than the simple combination of mens rea and sine qua non is required in a substitute for or analysis of ‘proximate cause’ that caters for the complexity of ... More


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