Essay about The Incarceration Of The Death Sentence

1096 Words Dec 16th, 2015 null Page
According to the law, a minor or a juvenile is anyone who is below the legal adult age of 21 years old. In 2012, the Supreme Court decreed that any juvenile that has committed a heinous crime, such as murder or rape, could not be sentenced to death or to life in prison. I am against the death sentence because I feel that taking ones life to justify another’s is morally repugnant. Even if all teenagers grow and mature at a different pace, I agree with the minority who argued to retain the nullification of mandatory life in prison. Not all minors that have committed murder are guilty, but those who are guilty should be qualified to receive a life sentence. The life sentence is imprisonment for life as a consequence for committing a felony. The death sentence is a form on punishment that is “vile, hateful, and downright deplorable.” For example, if a minor is guilty of involuntary manslaughter for feeding a child a snack that unknowingly would cause an allergic reaction that would lead to the child’s death, then the minor shouldn’t receive a life sentence as punishment. There are other forms of punishment such as community service, being put under house arrest, boot camp, probation, or being given a number of months or years in jail with parole. But if a minor is guilty of 1st degree murder for shooting and killing innocent people with a clear ulterior motive, then being sentenced to life in prison is an appropriate option as a form of punishment. The Supreme Court’s…

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