Tag Archives: Model Penal Code

Christopher Slobogin, Introduction to the Symposium on the Model Penal Code’s Sentencing Proposals

61 Fla. L. Rev. 665 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Begun in the 1950s, the drafting of the Model Penal Code (the Code) differed from the typical American Law Institute (ALI) “restatement” of the law project because it … Continue reading

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Kevin R. Reitz, Demographic Impact Statements, O’Connor’s Warning, and the Mysteries of Prison Release: Topics from a Sentencing Reform Agenda

61 Fla. L. Rev. 683 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Begun in the 1950s, the drafting of the Model Penal Code (the Code) differed from the typical American Law Institute (ALI) “restatement” of the law project because it … Continue reading

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Douglas A. Berman, The Enduring (and Again Timely) Wisdom of the Original MPC Sentencing Provisions

61 Fla. L. Rev. 709 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: My favorite bit of folk wisdom is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, when considering the ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code: Sentencing (MPCS) provisions, … Continue reading

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Alice Ristroph, How (Not) to Think Like a Punisher

61 Fla. L. Rev. 727 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The new sentencing provisions of the Model Penal Code (MPC) forcefully assert the nature of sentencing as judicial province. “One underlying philosophy of the revised Code is that … Continue reading

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Nora V. Demleitner, Good Conduct Time: How Much and for Whom? The Unprincipled Approach of the Model Penal Code: Sentencing

61 Fla. L. Rev. 777 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Up until the 1970s, indeterminate sentencing dominated sentencing in the United States. This model implied a focus on offender rehabilitation, with the concomitant need for individualized treatment. The … Continue reading

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