Understanding General and Specific Intent: Eight Things I Know For Sure.

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Abstract

The article discusses general and specific intent in U.S. law. It says that judges and scholars alike long have criticized the terminology of general and specific intent as perplexing and perhaps incoherent. It adds that the Model Penal Code's drafters, for example, described these terms as an abiding source of confusion and ambiguity in the penal law.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-541
Number of pages21
JournalOhio State Journal of Criminal Law
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Criminal intent
  • Legal psychology
  • Intention (Law)
  • Intention
  • Law -- United States

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