Roper v. Simmons: Can juvenile offenders be executed?

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Abstract

In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court was once again asked to determine if the execution of a juvenile, aged 16 or 17 years at the time of the offense, represents cruel and unusual punishment. In a five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Supreme Court of Missouri to overturn the death penalty of Christopher Simmons and held that the execution of juvenile offenders violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Volume33
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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