Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults?

Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults?

by Christine Watkins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737740783
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: At Issue Series: Crime
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Juveniles Should Not Be Tried in Adult Courts   Hannah McCrea     11
Juveniles Should Be Tried as Adults in Certain Circumstances   Mary Onelia Estudillo     17
The Death Penalty for Minors Should Be Considered on a Case-by-Case Basis   Dan Cutrer     22
The Death Penalty Should Never Be Considered for Minors   Drew S. Days III     31
Life Without Parole Should Be Prohibited for Minors   Ari Paul     39
Life Without Parole Should Not Be Prohibited for Minors   Trench Reynolds     44
Adult Sentencing Does Not Deter Juveniles from Crime   Enrico Pagnanelli     48
Rehabilitation Deters Juveniles from Crime Better than Adult Prisons Do   Daniel B. Wood     54
Juveniles Do Not Understand the Concept of Adult Sentencing   Richard E. Redding     58
Adolescents Are Not Competent to Stand Trial$dMacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice     69
Minors Are Not as Blameworthy as Adults   Human Rights Watch     76
Minority Youth Are Disproportionately Imprisoned   Ellis Cose     82
Experts Disagree Whether Juveniles Should Appear in Court Shackled   Martha T. Moore     89
TheJuvenile Justice System Should Be Reformed   Barry Krisberg     98
Organizations to Contact     109
Bibliography     116
Index     123

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