Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Life Without Parole for Juveniles: Morally Wrong

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Defendants

Minors need to be considered differently than adults in sentencing due to differences in brain development, emotional maturity and their greater capacity for rehabilitation. As Alison Parker, Deputy Director of the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch has put it:
“Children are different than adults. They need to be punished for serious crimes but the punishment they receive needs to acknowledge their capacity for rehabilitation and life without parole does not do that.”

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