Disposing of Children: The Eighth Amendment and Juvenile Life Without Parole After Roper
Hillary J. Massey
Boston College Law Review, Vol. 47, p. 1083, 2006
This paper argues that sentencing juveniles to life without parole violates the Eighth Amendment on its face after the Supreme Court's decision in Roper v. Simmons. In the alternative, it argues that the sentence violates the Eighth Amendment as applied in certain cases. The paper also presents reasons for the abolition of the sentence as a matter of state and federal policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: Juvenile, Life Without Parole
Date posted: August 29, 2006