Juveniles and the Death Penalty

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Should the death penalty for juveniles be considered cruel and unusual punishment? After analyzing the various arguments surrounding this topic and reading several quotes offered by Supreme Court justices in 2005 on the issue, have your learners write a speech that they might give before the court explaining their position on the topic.

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  • Prompt offers a list of clear arguments for and against death penalty for juveniles
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