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Objectives of Code
The general purposes of this code are to establish a system of prohibitions, penalties, and correctional measures to deal with conduct that unjustifiably and inexcusably causes or threatens harm to those individual or public interests for which state protection is appropriate. To this end, the provisions of this code are intended, and shall be construed, to achieve the following objectives:
(1) to insure the public safety through:
(A) the deterrent influence of the penalties
hereinafter provided;
(B) the rehabilitation of those convicted of
violations of this code; and
(C) such punishment as may be necessary to prevent
likely recurrence of criminal behavior;
(2) by definition and grading of offenses to give fair
warning of what is prohibited and of the consequences of violation;
(3) to prescribe penalties that are proportionate to the
seriousness of offenses and that permit recognition of differences in rehabilitation possibilities among individual offenders;
(4) to safeguard conduct that is without guilt from
condemnation as criminal;
(5) to guide and limit the exercise of official discretion
in law enforcement to prevent arbitrary or oppressive treatment of persons suspected, accused, or convicted of offenses; and
(6) to define the scope of state interest in law
enforcement against specific offenses and to systematize the exercise of state criminal jurisdiction.
Computation of Age
A person attains a specified age on the day of the anniversary of his birthdate.
What is an Act
a bodily movement, whether voluntary or
involuntary, and includes speech.
What is an Actor?
a person whose criminal responsibility
is in issue in a criminal action. Whenever the term "suspect" is used in this code, it means "actor."
What is an agency?
includes authority, board, bureau,
commission, committee, council, department, district, division, and office.
What is Association?
a government or governmental
subdivision or agency, trust, partnership, or two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest.