Juvenile Capital Punishment
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This paper provides an argumentative essay that argues for prohibition on the imposition of the death penalty for juvenile offenders. Arguments include a lack of neurological and psychological development among adolescents, the lack of deterrence from use of the death penalty, and bias in applying the death penalty.
From the Paper:"Several dozen young people, most of them African-American males, inhabit death rows in state penitentiaries awaiting execution for crimes they committed when they were ... to ... years of age. This has increased over the past two decades because of tougher policies on crime, particularly violent crime. Traditionally in American society, most Americans views juveniles who committed series crimes as more deserving of a second chance or rehabilitation than adult criminals. In light of escalating violence, this mentality has changed to evolve a criminal.."
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Juvenile Capital Punishment (2008, December 01) Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/juvenile-capital-punishment-121573/
"Juvenile Capital Punishment" 01 December 2008. Web. 10 March. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/juvenile-capital-punishment-121573/>