An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Paperback | April 7, 2015

byMarkus D. Dubber

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In this second edition of his well-received introductory overview of the Model Penal Code, Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim to serve as an accessible companion to the Code. Professor Dubber unlocks the Model Penal Code's potential as a key to the study of American criminal law forlaw students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in understanding the basic contours of American criminal law.While the book's general goal and basic approach remain unchanged, its content has been thoroughly revised. Citations to primary and secondary materials have been updated and supplemented where appropriate. The American Law Institute's ongoing revision of the Code's sentencing and sexual offenseprovisions has been taken into account. Also, the comparative analysis found sporadically throughout the original edition has been expanded in places to provide additional context.

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In this second edition of his well-received introductory overview of the Model Penal Code, Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim to serve as an accessible companion to the Code. Professor Dubber unlocks the Model Penal Code's potential as a key to the study of American criminal law forlaw students and teachers, and for anyone e...

Markus D. Dubber (B.A. Harvard, J.D. Stanford) is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, and formerly a Professor of Law and Director of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center, SUNY Buffalo School of Law. Dubber is a leading expert on criminal law who has published fifteen books and over seventy articles on all aspects of criminal ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.59 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190243058

ISBN - 13:9780190243050

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1 A Key to the Model Penal Code and to American Criminal Law2 Origins: The ALI, Legal Process, and Treatmentism2.1 Criminal Propensities2.2 The Model Penal and Correctional Code2.3 The Structure of the Model Penal Code3 The Model Penal Code in a Nutshell: Section 1.023.1 The Prerequisites of Criminal Liability: Of Crimes and Criminals3.2 The Analysis of Criminal Liability: Three Levels of Inquiry1. Criminal Conduct4 "Conduct"4.1 Actus Reus(A) Act(B) Voluntariness(C) Omission(D) Possession4.2 Mens Rea and Offense Elements(A) Element Types(B) The Mens Rea Requirement(C) Rules of Interpretation(D) Modes of Culpability(E) Matching Conduct to Offense4.3 Intoxication and Mistake(A) Intoxication(B) Mistake4.4 Liability for Another's Conduct(A) Instruments(B) Complicity(C) Corporations5 "That Inflicts or Threatens"5.1 Causation5.2 Inchoate Offenses(A) Attempt(B) Conspiracy(C) Solicitation(D) Renunciation6 "Substantial Harm to Individual or Public Interests"6.1 Substantial Harm6.2 Individual or Public Interests2. Justification7 Defenses in General8 Necessity9 Defense of Persons (Self and Others) and of Property9.1 Self-Defense(A) Use of Force Upon or Toward Another Person(B) Belief(C) Necessity(D) Unlawfulness(E) Immediacy and Protection(F) Self- and Other-Defense9.2 Defense of Property9.3 Deadly Force10 Law Enforcement11 Consent3. Excuse12 Excuses in the Model Penal Code13 Duress14 Entrapment15 Ignorance of Law16 Provocation and Diminished Capacity17 Insanity and InfancyConclusion18 Analysis of Criminal LiabilityTable of CasesTable of Model Penal Code Sections and StatutesIndex