This article presents findings from in-depth interviews with capital jurors regarding their use of the death penalty for juvenile and mentally retarded defendants.
Bohm, Robert M. & Brenda L. Vogel. (2004). More Than Ten Years After: The Long-Term Stability of Informed Death Penalty Opinions. Journal of Criminal Justice vol. 32, no. 4 (July/August 2004): pp. 307-327.
As part of a series of investigations of the influence of knowledge on death penalty opinion, this study examined death penalty opinions, and reasons for opinions, more than a decade after students completed a month-long college class on the death penalty.
Fox, James A. (2004). Take death penalty off table for teen murderers. USA Today 09 Feb. 2004. Available: http://www.epnet.com.
The author here thinks that juveniles lack the maturity and should not be held to the same standards as adults. Adolescents have a tendency to not consider the full consequences of their actions. They are considered to be risk-takers, living from moment to moment without the full comprehension of what the future will bring.
Harmon, Talia Roitberg. (2004). Race for Your Life: An Analysis of the Role of Race in Erroneous Capital Convictions. Criminal Justice Review, vol. 29, no. 1 pp. 76-96.
This article examines the impact of the race of the defendant and the race of the victim in contributing to erroneous capital convictions.
Kuffer, Dorene A. (2004). Death Penalty for Juveniles: Has a National Consensus Been Reached? A Look at the Modern Legal History of the Juvenile Death Penalty Children's Legal Rights Journal vol. 24, no. 2 pp. 12-20.
This article analyzes the use of the juvenile death penalty in the United States and argues that a national consensus has developed against its use.
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