What Is the Model Penal Code?

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What is the Model Penal Code used for?

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1. What is the level of culpability for a person who plans and carries out a homicide, according to the Model Penal Code?

2. What do the Model Penal Code terms recklessly and knowingly refer to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet examines your knowledge of what the Model Penal Code is and what it helps to do. You'll also review your understanding of the terms used in the Model Penal Code and the history of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to check what you know about:

  • Purpose of the Model Penal Code
  • The level of culpability for a person who plans and carries out a homicide, according to the Model Penal Code
  • Understanding terms like 'recklessly' and 'knowingly'
  • When the Model Penal Code was published

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you recall what the Model Penal Code is used for
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms like 'knowingly' and 'recklessly', according to the Model Penal Code
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the number of states that have adopted portion of the Model Penal Code into their laws to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

There is a comprehensive explanation of this topic in the lesson called What is the Model Penal Code?. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • Who published the Model Penal Code
  • The main goal of the Model Penal Code
  • The information provided in the code
  • What Mens rea means
  • The four levels of culpability
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