Unformatted text preview: attention and not always are legal ramifications going to end the cycle of juvenile behavior. I think that each case should be individually considered and the parenting methods should be reviewed as well as the home life of the child. Let’s say for instance that a young boy kills his father because he has been abusing him and his mother for as long as he can remember; in an effort to stop the violence, he is then charged with murder and given a life sentence. Situations like this should warrant further investigation and there should be some degree of leniency provided as this would be a violation of the 8 th Amendment rights. There are some that would argue that a person is not privy to the rights provided by the Constitution until they reach adulthood and become contributing members of society and if this is the argument then perhaps release from a prison upon a juveniles 18 th birthday would further prevent any constitutional rights being violated....
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- Spring '12
- Law, Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, life sentences