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Juvenile justice Archive

by Edmond Geary

Fewer Juveniles being Tried as Adults in Criminal Cases

State by state, fewer juveniles are being tried as adults.   In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the death penalty could not applied to juveniles who younger than 18 at the time of the offense.  The Court based this decision on the “general differences” which distinguish them from adults, namely a lack…

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