criminal justice system

criminal justice system

CRJS 300

When the Supreme Court stopped the death penalty for juveniles there was a ruling 5-4 that it is unconstitutional to sentence anyone to death for the crime they have committed when they are under the age eighteen. The ruling was based on facts that juveniles are too immature to be responsible for the crime and cannot be held to the same extent of an adult. This is where they have decided that the death penalty is too cruel for minors.

The ethical implication of the death penalty is that juveniles may commit a serious crime because they know they cannot be punishing with the death penalty. This makes it much easier for them to plan a crime with knowing if they are caught they will not face the death penalty.

Pertaining to the case of Roper V Simmons. He was 17 when he planned and committed this horror able murder. He was sentenced to the death penalty but later was sentenced to life. I believe that he should have faced the death penalty due to the fact that he planned then acted.
When it comes to the difference in the justice system I am a strong believer that even juveniles need to be held accountable just like any other individual. I am a believer in the death penalty and support it.
There are many victim rights that each victim and there family should receive in case.
Treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity.
Be informed.
Apply for compensation.
.restitution from the offender.
Prompt return of personal property.
Speedy trial.
Enforcement of victims' rights.

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