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January 5, 2013

THESIS: The Impact of Stanford v. Kentucky (1989) and Roper v. Simmons (2005) on Juvenile Crime Rates

Author: Mark Gifford
Title: The Impact of Stanford v. Kentucky (1989) and Roper v. Simmons (2005) on Juvenile Crime Rates
Subtitle: -
Thesis: BA Thesis, Emory University
Year: 2012
Pages: 53pp.
Language: English
Full Text: Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository [Free Access]

Abstract: »This paper explores the effects of two Supreme Court rulings related to capital punishment for juveniles. The effects of Stanford v. Kentucky (1989), which permitted the execution of 16 and 17 year olds, and Roper v. Simmons (2005), which abolished executions for individuals below the age of 18, on violent crime rates of 16 and 17 year olds will be analyzed using state level panel data from 1981-2008. Using a difference-in-differences model, this paper finds that the Stanford v. Kentucky is correlated with a 0.152 decrease in the forcible rape rate per 100,000 people in the years following the Supreme Court decision. Furthermore, findings indicate that the Roper v. Simmons decision is correlated with a 0.982 increase in murder rates per 100,000 people aged between 15 and 19. However, results with regards to Roper v. Simmons also find that the decision correlates to an increase in burglary rates per 100,000 people in the years following the ruling.« [Source: Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository]