Louisiana Law Review


Juvenile delinquents -- Sentencing, Capital punishment of juvenile offenders, Blended sentences (Criminal procedure), Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- United States, Juvenile delinquents -- United States -- Legal status, laws, etc.


The article examines the laws concerning juvenile dispositions and sentences responsible for accountability, victim restoration, and retribution in the U.S. It reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a number of opinions emphasizing that the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment requires that the punishment of children must account for their lesser moral culpability, developmental immaturity, and potential for rehabilitation.