What Is Juvenile Delinquents

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According to the Death Penalty Information Center (2017), there has been 22 juvenile delinquents executed from 1985 to 2016. This number does not include the juveniles still on death row. In the year 2016, there were 20 people in general executed (CNN, 2017). The execution rate declined 39 percent from the year before and is the lowest execution rate in the United States since 1991. Currently, in 2017 the execution rate in the United States has been 23 people (Reuters, 2017). As of 2004, there were over 7,000 inmates in the Unites states under the age of eighteen in state prisons, serving a sentence (Fagan, 2005). Juvenile delinquents are being incarcerated and given the same punishment as adults are given, there are different factors to why
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