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In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to develop a model statute governing law enforcement and pre-arraignment procedures within criminal law. James Vorenberg served as Chief Reporter on the project. The resulting statute was the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure, adopted by the ALI in May 1975.
The Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure Records, 1965-1975, include drafts, memoranda, and comments concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure, a project that developed a model statute governing law enforcement and pre-arraignment procedures. The Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure was promulgated in 1975.
Throughout this collection, researchers should note the following abbreviations when examining the collection: "PD" stands for Preliminary Draft "TD" stands for Tentative Draft "CD" stands for Council Draft
First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.
An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.
Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.
Reprocessed by Chris Defeliciantonio, September 2007.
Encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.
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