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Go to the New York Times Website and read the article titled “Juvenile Killers and Life Terms: a Case in Point”, dated October 13, 2012, located at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/us/juvenile-killers-and-life-terms-a-case-in-point.html?_r=0. Be prepared to discuss.

  • According to the textbook, many model countries, including the United States, allow juveniles of a certain age to be tried as adults. Examine at least two (2) ethical issues with this trend. Specify the extent to which you believe a juvenile can be rehabilitated after he or she has been convicted as an adult. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • From the e-Activity, take a position that you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision to ban mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile offenders of convicted murder. Justify your response.