Age-Appropriate Charging and Sentencing

October 2012
Criminal Justice;Fall2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p49
The article discusses the charging and sentencing of juvenile offenders in the U.S. The American Bar Association (ABA) has been calling for sentencing of youthful offenders which considers their age and maturity. ABA calls for less punitive sentences for youthful offenders. In the case Miller v. Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court held that mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders are unconstitutional.


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