The Circuit

Publication Date

9-2013

Abstract

Current CLR member Anna K. Christensen argues that the Supreme Court's decision in Miller v. Alabama stopped short of providing juvenile offenders with complete justice. By failing to categorically ban life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders, Christensen asserts that the Court neglected an opportunity to fashion a sentencing system that acknowledges that while youth offenders are more apt to engage in risky behavior, they are also more responsive to rehabilitative services.

This case note is one of seven written by California Law Review members for Circuit's first case note program.

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