Erin E. Murphy, Associate Reporter for Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses, answers the following questions:
– The mental states and their definitions in the 1962 Model Penal Code have been incorporated into many state codes. What are the four mental states the Code defines?
– The 1962 Code explains in Subsection (3) how to interpret the Code if no mental state is specified; requiring proof of at least a reckless mental state. What does this mean?
– How does this affect the current project, Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses?
– What is the controversy around Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses and reckless as a mental state?
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