Analysis Of The Model Penal Code By Lawrence

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In chapter 3 Lawrence explain how punishing should be delivering by the level of culpability in the Model Penal Code by mens rea. The requisite of mens rea for the parallel crime will generally be recklessness, knowledge or purpose. In the recklessness, the actor situation plays an important role at the time of his actions. He didn’t plan a deviant behavior, but circumstances lead him to commit deviant behavior. In the knowledge or purpose, perpetrators actions are plan and conscious desire to achieve the criminal behavior. A person acts knowingly his the consequences of his actions and the level of harm. Lawrence argues that intentional murderer should get stronger punishment than negligent killer because the level of culpability. A murderer
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