Con side: Critics say that because of juveniles' brains are not yet fully developed and are less mature than one of an adult, they shouldn't be punished like an adult. Critics also point out that society generally recognizes the lack of maturity in juveniles by setting age limits for voting, driving, and other things. Critics also point out that the human brain continues to develope in the 20s.
"Juvenile Death Penalty." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 15 July 2009. Web. 28 June 2010. <http://www.2facts.com/article/i1000010>.