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Juveniles and the Death Penalty
(NCJ 184748) November 2000
Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Cothern, L.
 
This Bulletin examines the history of capital punishment and Supreme Court decisions related to its use with juveniles. It also provides profiles of those sentenced to death for crimes committed as juveniles, notes State-by-State differences in sentencing options, reviews the international movement toward abolishing this sanction, and outlines sentencing and program options available for use with youth who have committed or are at high risk of committing capital offenses. A section on the use of life in prison without the possibility of parole is also included.
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