Essays Tagged: "Roper v. Simmons"

Mandatory Life without Parole for Juveniles

nces. This ruling prohibited mandatory sentences of life without parole for all juveniles. In 2005, Roper v. Simmons, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles can no longer be sentenced to death for cri ... ve states. Before this decision 22 people were killed for crimes committed as minors. Following the Roper decision the harshest sentence for a minor was life without parole. In 2010 Graham v. Florida, ...

(8 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights