Supreme Court sentencing ruling reflects rethinking on juvenile justice

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New York Times

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling barring mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder was the sharpest indication to date of a shift in how the American judicial system views young felons — from irredeemable predators to victims of circumstance with a potential for rehabilitation. Temple psychologist Laurence Steinberg said the ruling is "clearly a win from the point of view of developmental science. We are no longer debating whether kids are different from adults." The article also quoted Beasley School of Law grad and adjunct instructor Marsha Levick.