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Sources of Criminal Law

This exercise provides an overview of the sources of American substantive criminal law. Particular attention is paid to the Model Penal Code and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the role of the three branches of government in the making of criminal law.
2. Explain why the model penal code is studied.

 

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