Examination of the Juvenile Death Penalty The debate over the death penalty has existed ever since its implementation in the United States. There are numerous concerns over the rights and legalities of putting someone to death. These issues become even more complex, however, when applied to children under the age of 18. Whether the death penalty should apply to juveniles is a controversial issue as the debate concerns whether legal cases involving minors should be handled in the children’s courts where these young offenders are given rights and immunities that differ from their adult counterparts. Minors are afforded protection from the public, given reduced or limited sentences and often have their juvenile records sealed from access. The...The end:
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