Rape and the Model Penal Code

Rape and the Model Penal Code

Learn about the Model Penal Code’s requirements for proving rape and other sex crimes, as well as special trial procedures.


In the previous clip, we looked at the common law's approach to rape and how that approach has changed over time. Here, we'll consider how the Model Penal Code handles the subject.

I. Rape under the Model Penal Code

Under the Code, rape is defined as sexual intercourse by a man with a woman who isn't his wife under the following circumstances: One, the man compels the woman by force or threatens imminent death, serious bodily injury, pain, or kidnapping to be inflicted on anyone; Two, the...