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Reckless Beliefs

  • Larry AlexanderEmail author
  • Kevin Cole
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Abstract

Existing and proposed provisions of the Model Penal Code refer to believing something “recklessly.” In this chapter, we examine the notion of reckless beliefs and determine what that notion cannot be and what it might be.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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