7 what was the significance of kent v united states

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7. What was the significance of Kent v. United States (1966) and In re Gault (1967)? Kent v.
courts. The court also held that allowing the criminal verdict to stand would destroy confidence in the judicial system. 9. What are your views on the death penalty? What are your views on the death penalty for juvenile offenders? Should age of the offender mitigate the use of the death penalty? The death penalty is unjust and morally wrong. When someone murders someone else, the correct punishment is not to murder him or her, but to try and help them. We don’t steal from the thieves, or rape the rapists. “It would be degrading to the penal authorities. It would appear to condone the crime by repeating it. It would be a wanton cruelty.” Why do we murder the murderers? The death penalty takes focus away from the victims and focuses the attention on the criminal. These are just some of the reasons the death penalty should be removed. There are of course many more. With the chance of being innocent, unjust, corrupt, what of the death penalty can be justified? I am strongly against the death penalty and what it stands for.

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