UPDATE: Should Juveniles be sentenced to life without parole?

Oral arguments in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs are set for March 20, 2012. Previously: Should juveniles be sentenced to life without parole?

Should juveniles be sentenced to life without parole?

That is the question that the Supreme Court will answer in reviewing two cases from Alabama and Arkansas. Today, the court granted cert on Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs. Miller, at 14 years old, robbed and beat a neighbor to the point that he was incapacitated and set the neighbor’s trailer on fire. […]

The Teenage Brain

While driving to get lunch the other day, I heard an interesting segment on Talk of the Nation regarding the teenage brain and new research showing how dynamic these years are. This segment is related to the October 2011 cover article in National Geographic. Here’s the article: Teenage Brain Here’s the radio segment: Understanding the […]

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