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Juvenile Offenders Life Sentence

Reconsidering Life Sentences for Juveniles Who Kill

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 12.20.2012 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

Most adolescents understand intellectually that to kill another human being is wrong. That is precisely why we condemn it and punish those who commit it. But because of the lesser culpability or blameworthiness of young offenders, the punishment should not be as harsh as it is for adults.