Juveniles on Death Row: The Complexity of Proper Punishment

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Juveniles on Death Row: The Complexity of Proper Punishment
The punishment of juvenile crime has long plagued society. Crime at any age is not acceptable by society, but juveniles, who are not fully developed, pose interesting challenges in the implementation of punishment for crimes committed by juvenile. This period ends at approximately 19 years, as the National Institute of Health indicates (Mannheim). During the period of time in which the juvenile is developing, the individual “experiences not only physical growth and change but also emotional, psychological, social, and mental change and growth” (Mannheim). Because of this fact, the important legal requirement of
mens
rea
, (Latin for guilty mind) makes it difficult, if not...
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