External Articles | Posted: October 8, 2010
A History of the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code: The Kinsey Reports' Influence on "Science-based" Legal Reform 1923-2003
August 1, 2007
In assessing America's current "conduct of life" related to women and children today, a team of researchers for the RSVPAmerica Campaign examined public data in 1999 and prepared, "A Report of Illegitimacy and Violence in Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, and Maryland" from Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. and Vital Statistics of the U.S. This six state survey revealed a most serious condition related to rates of illegitimacy, rape, and sexual violence as evidenced by rates that have skyrocketed since the 1950s.
If understanding the legal system gives you a "clearer view of human affairs" and aids in "comprehending conditions...by which you are surrounded," as Justice Brandeis declared, then the question to be answered is evident: What, within the nation's "legal institutions," changed to account for the significant changes in "the conduct of life" in America regarding illegitimacy, rape, and sexual violence?
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