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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law|
|State||Published - 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health