TITLE

Age-Appropriate Charging and Sentencing

AUTHOR(S)
SCHWARTZ, ROBERT G.
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Criminal Justice;Fall2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
83269192

 

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