Ninety-eight percent of the juveniles sentenced to death were male (Strieb, 1998: 12) and only four cases involved sentencing females to the death penalty. Term Paper on Juvenile Death Penalty Assignment Juvenile Death Penalty is Irrational The juvenile death penalty law is legally more arbitrary and capricious than the death penalty for adults.
Outlawing the juvenile death penalty. By focusing death penalty research on state laws, psychologists can inform the capital punishment debate. By RICHARD L. WIENER, PHD, Law and Psychology Program, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. June 2005, Vol 36, No. 7. Print version: page 84.