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Life sentences for juvenile offenders: Public opinion and the role of justice-related ideologies

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No studies have examined public opinion concerning the sentence of life without parole (LWOP), including its use with juvenile offenders. Yet this issue formed the core of a recent Supreme Court case and the Court typically considers public sentiments when deciding whether prison sentences are excessive and therefore cruel and unusual punishment. Results of this study show that for less serious crimes, participants generally disfavored LWOP for offenders of any age. For serious crimes, when participants deemed LWOP appropriate, they were more likely to endorse it for juvenile offenders than for young adult offenders. Their LWOP-related beliefs varied by political leanings but not by punishment ideologies.
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Name: American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law
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Greene, Edie. and Evelo, Andrew. "Life sentences for juvenile offenders: Public opinion and the role of justice-related ideologies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL, Mar 02, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p482814_index.html>

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Greene, E. and Evelo, A. J. , 2011-03-02 "Life sentences for juvenile offenders: Public opinion and the role of justice-related ideologies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p482814_index.html

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Abstract: No studies have examined public opinion concerning the sentence of life without parole (LWOP), including its use with juvenile offenders. Yet this issue formed the core of a recent Supreme Court case and the Court typically considers public sentiments when deciding whether prison sentences are excessive and therefore cruel and unusual punishment. Results of this study show that for less serious crimes, participants generally disfavored LWOP for offenders of any age. For serious crimes, when participants deemed LWOP appropriate, they were more likely to endorse it for juvenile offenders than for young adult offenders. Their LWOP-related beliefs varied by political leanings but not by punishment ideologies.


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