29 min

How guilty are adolescents for their crimes‪?‬ PsyDactic

    • Science

In 2012 the Supreme Court heard two related cases involving adolescents convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole because of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines in their states. One of the boys, Evan Miller along with an accomplice, had beat a man unconscious with a baseball bat after a fight that ensued when the man awoke to find Miller robbing him. Miller and his friend then decided to set fire to the home to cover up the evidence. This resulte...

In 2012 the Supreme Court heard two related cases involving adolescents convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole because of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines in their states. One of the boys, Evan Miller along with an accomplice, had beat a man unconscious with a baseball bat after a fight that ensued when the man awoke to find Miller robbing him. Miller and his friend then decided to set fire to the home to cover up the evidence. This resulte...

29 min

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