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Death Penalty for Juveniles

On March 1, 2005, the Supreme Court abolished the death penalty for juveniles. The case of Roper vs. Simmons led to this decision.

Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision to abolish the death penalty for juveniles? Explain the pros and cons of imposing the death penalty as a consequence for heinous crimes juveniles commit. (Use references/cite sources.)

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I totally agree with the Court's decision to abolish the draconian and inhumane use of the death penalty against juvenile offenders. Every other Westernized industrial country had abolished the practice of using the death penalty for juvenile offenders except for the U.S. until the 2005 decision by the Court. This weighed heavily in the decision made by the Court with many of the justices citing this swing ...

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This solution provides an opinionated discussion on the death penalty for juveniles.