Thursday, June 7, 2012

Race and Support for Harsh Penalties for Juveniles

http://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2012/06/07/race-and-support-for-harsh-penalties-for-juveniles/


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In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to impose the death penalty on people who had committed their crimes before the age of 18. In this term, it is weighing whether life without parole is also a penalty too severe for people who, in the eyes of many, do not possess the same level of self-control, maturity, and comprehension of the consequences of their actions as adults.

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