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Model Penal Code

Full Text: 1951-1985
Publisher: American Law Institute
Publication Website: https://www.ali.org/publications/show/model-penal-code/

Additional Information for Model Penal Code
This seminal work played an important part in the widespread revision and codification of the substantive criminal law of the United States. Respected and influential, it is still cited by courts. The Institute is currently re-examining the Code's provisions on sentencing and sexual assault and related offenses. On October 23, 2009, the ALI Council voted overwhelmingly, with some abstentions, to accept the resolution of the capital punishment matter as approved by the Institute's membership at the 2009 Annual Meeting. The resolution adopted at the Annual Meeting and now accepted by the Council reads as follows: "For reasons stated in Part V of the Council's report to the membership, the Institute withdraws Section 210.6 of the Model Penal Code in light of the current intractable institutional and structural obstacles to ensuring a minimally adequate system for administering capital punishment." Council's report to the membership (April 15, 2009) Having achieved the consensus of the membership at the Annual Meeting and now of the Council, this resolution is the official position of the Institute. Efforts will be made to communicate this position wherever the Model Penal Code is published or otherwise available and to the public generally.

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MODEL PENAL CODE COMMENTARIES, PART 1 Sec. 1.01-2.13 (1985)
MODEL PENAL CODE COMMENTARIES, PART 1 Sec. 3.01-5.07 (1985)
MODEL PENAL CODE COMMENTARIES, PART 1 Sec. 6.01-7.09 (1985)
MODEL PENAL CODE OFFICIAL DRAFT AND EXPLANATORY NOTES, AS ADOPTED BY ALI ([1985])
MODEL PENAL CODE COMMENTARIES, PART II Sec. 210.0-213.6 (1980)
MODEL PENAL CODE COMMENTARIES, PART II Sec. 220.1-230.5 (1980)
MODEL PENAL CODE COMMENTARIES, PART II Sec. 240.0-251.4 (1980)
PROPOSED OFFICIAL DRAFT-REPRINT (WITH CHANGES AND EDITORIAL CORRECTIONS) (May 4, 1962)
PROPOSED OFFICIAL DRAFT, CHANGES & EDITORIAL CORRECTIONS (July 30, 1962)
PROPOSED OFFICIAL DRAFT (May 4, 1962)
PROPOSED FINAL DRAFT 1 (April 24, 1961)
REPRINT-TENTATIVE DRAFTS 11-13 & P.F.D. 1 ([1968])
REPRINT-TENTATIVE DRAFTS 8-10 ([1968])
REPRINT-TENTATIVE DRAFTS 5-7 ([1968])
REPRINT-TENTATIVE DRAFTS 1-4 ([1968])
TENTATIVE DRAFT 13 (April 19, 1961)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 12 (April 29, 1960)
TENTATIVE DRAFT (UNNUMBERED) (6/29/60)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 11 (April 27, 1960)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 10 (May 6, 1960)
TENTATIVE DRAFT NOS. 1-9 (CUMULATIVE INDEX)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 9 (May 8, 1959)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 8 (May 9, 1958)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 7 (May 3, 1957)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 6 (May 6, 1957)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 5 (April 27, 1956)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 4 (April 25, 1955)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 3 (April 25, 1955)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 2 (May 3, 1954)
TENTATIVE DRAFT 1 (May 1, 1953)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 4 (February 13, 1954)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 3 (November 20, 1953)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 2 (November 2, 1953)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 1, ARTICLES 6,7 & 3.01 (December 3, 1953)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 1, Sec. 2.01, 2.04 (November 25, 1952)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 1, PLAN OF THE CODE (November 25, 1952)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 1, SENTENCING & TREATMENT (November 23, 1952)
DISCUSSION DRAFT 1, PROPERTY OFFENSES (November 17, 1952)
COUNCIL DRAFT 31 (February 22, 1962)
COUNCIL DRAFT 30 (October 25, 1961)
COUNCIL DRAFT 29 (February 23, 1961)
COUNCIL DRAFT 28 (January 23, 1961)
COUNCIL DRAFT 27 (March 1, 1960)
COUNCIL DRAFT 26 (February 29, 1960)
COUNCIL DRAFT 25 (February 5, 1960)
COUNCIL DRAFT 24 (November 19, 1959)
COUNCIL DRAFT 23A (December 1, 1959)
COUNCIL DRAFT 23 (November 23, 1959)
COUNCIL DRAFT 22 (March 3, 1959)
COUNCIL DRAFT 21 (March 5, 1959)
COUNCIL DRAFT 20 (November 26, 1958)
COUNCIL DRAFT 19 (November 20, 1958)
COUNCIL DRAFT 18 (March 3, 1958)
COUNCIL DRAFT 17 (February 20, 1958)
COUNCIL DRAFT 16 (November 23, 1957)
COUNCIL DRAFT 15 (March 6, 1957)
COUNCIL DRAFT 14 (March 5, 1957)
COUNCIL DRAFT 13 (March 4, 1957)
COUNCIL DRAFT 12 (February 27, 1956)
COUNCIL DRAFT 11 (February 23, 1956)
COUNCIL DRAFT 10 (February 16, 1956)
COUNCIL DRAFT 9 (March 1, 1955)
COUNCIL DRAFT 8, ARTICLE 207, PART 2 (February 16, 1956)
COUNCIL DRAFT 8, ARTICLE 207, PART 1 (March 1, 1955)
COUNCIL DRAFT 7 (February 16, 1955)
COUNCIL DRAFT 6 (March 5, 1954)
COUNCIL DRAFT 5 (March 3, 1954)
COUNCIL DRAFT 4 (March 4, 1953)
COUNCIL DRAFT 3 (February 23, 1953)
COUNCIL DRAFT 2 (February 23, 1953)
COUNCIL DRAFT 1 (February 17, 1953)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (January 23, 1961)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (January 11, 1961)
SUPPLEMENT TO PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF JANUARY 11, 1961 (February 5, 1961)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (November 19, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (November 16, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (November 9, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT, ARTICLES 207 & 208 (March 25, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT, ARTICLES 2 & 201 (March 25, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (January 19, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (January 16, 1959)
PRELIMINARY DRAFT (November 28, 1958)
MEMORANDA BY WECHSLER, SCHWARTZ & TAPPAN ABOUT LENGTH OF AUTHORIZED SENTENCES (January 30, 1961)
ARTICLE 5, Sec. 5.01-5.05 (No Date)
THE DEATH PENALTY (1959)
ARTICLE 3, COMMENTS ON Sec. 3.01 & 3.02 (No Date)
ARTICLE 3-GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF JUSTIFICATION, BY HERBERT WECHSLER (February 11, 1958)
ARTICLE 208-OFFENSES AGAINST GOVERNMENT & OTHER PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (February 10, 1958)
MEMORANDUM . . . "OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY," BY LOUIS B. SCHWARTZ (February 4, 1957)
RECONSIDERATION OF . . . SENTENCE AND CORRECTION (February 1, 1957)
ARTICLE 208-OFFENSES AGAINST GOVERNMENT & OTHER PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (January 31, 1957)
MEMO TO ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BY LOUIS B. SCHWARTZ (January 31, 1957)
SENTENCING AND TREATMENT OF YOUNG ADULT OFFENDERS (January 12, 1957)
ARTICLE 3 Sec. 3.05, BY FRANCIS ALLEN (January 10, 1957)
MEETING OF THE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE GROUP IN CONNECTION WITH THE MODEL PENAL CODE (December 21, 1956)
MATERIAL FOR DISCUSSION . . . ON THE MODEL PENAL CODE (November 30-December 1, 1956)
MATERIAL FOR THE MEETING . . . ON THE MODEL PENAL CODE (October 9, 1956)
ARTICLE 207-SEXUAL OFFENSES & OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY V. 2 (January 16, 1956)
SENTENCING AND TREATMENT (January 16, 1956)
SECTIONS 1.03, 1.07, AND 1.08-1.12 (January 6, 1956)
SENTENCING AND TREATMENT (December 29, 1955)
ARTICLE 3, Sec. 3.05 (December 22, 1955)
MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BY HERBERT WECHSLER (October 8, 1955)
ARTICLE 207-SEXUAL OFFENSES, BY LOUIS B. SCHWARTZ (January 7, 1955)
ARTICLE 1, 2 & 4 (January 6, 1955)
SENTENCING & TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG ADULT OFFENDER, BY PAUL W. TAPPAN (January 3, 1955)
ARTICLE 3, SEC. 30.5, BY MORRIS PLOSCOWE (December 27, 1954)
CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY OF PRIVATE CORPORATIONS, BY HERBERT WECHSLER (December 20, 1954)
PRINCIPAL DIFFICULTIES . . . OF RESPONSIBILITY & POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES, BY MANFRED S. GUTTMACHER (December 17, 1954)
THE ADULT AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA AS A SENTENCING & PAROL BOARD, BY THORSTEN SELLIN (December 6, 1954)
SECTION NOS. 1.08-1.12, FRANK J. REMINGTON, SPECIAL CONSULTANT (December 30, 1954)
MEMORANDUM FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE . . . GOVERNING SENTENCING AND CORRECTION ([not available])
MEMORANDUM FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE . . . TO PREPARE A MODEL PENAL CODE ([June 1951])
PROPOSED REVISION OF SECTION 3.06 (June 3, 1958)
THE PROPOSAL TO PREPARE A MODEL PENAL CODE (June 1951)