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What does MPC stand for?

MPC stands for Model Penal Code

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The Model Penal Code states that the defendant is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of the offense his actions are the result of mental disease or defect, and the perpetrator lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law.
MODEL PENAL CODE: SENTENCING REPORT 116 (2003) [hereinafter ALI, MODEL PENAL CODE REPORT] ("[A]ll state guidelines systems locate much greater sentencing discretion with the judiciary [than the Federal Guidelines].
However, the defender of the Model Penal Code can't offer this explanation without giving up the quick solution to the problem of private entrapment because the next question will be why it is that an unpredisposed person who is tempted by a private party is not excused also on the grounds that his culpability has been diminished.
A much more significant reference to the work of Gramscian change agents is found in the majority opinion, which notes: "In 1955 the American Law Institute [ALI] promulgated the Model Penal Code and made clear that it did not recommend or provide for 'criminal penalties for consensual sexual relations conducted in private.
22) But as the Court had already discussed, the protesters' conduct does not fall within that definition, which, under the Model Penal Code and under the law of 44 states, requires property obtainment.