Historical Tradition Changes: New Policy on the Death Penalty for Minors
Read the following article in the Kaplan Library.
(2009). Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center v. Simmons: certiorari to the Supreme Court of Missouri. Supreme Court Cases: The Twenty-first Century (2000 – Present), 1–5.
After you have read the article, write a 3–5 page summary of the article addressing the questions below:
• In Roper v. Simmons, what was basis of the U.S. Supreme Courts’ opinion?
• What was the dissenting opinion?
• What policy and treatment implications can you envision as a result of this decision?
• Do you believe that juveniles should be put to death? Why, or why not?
Use appropriate APA citations and other research to support your claims.