Category: Wendy Kaplan

When should young killers be set free?

Sentinel & Enterprise Wendy Kaplan, School of Law A Supreme Judicial Court decision eliminating mandatory life sentences without parole for those who commit a murder while under age 18 has forced emotional debate over when young killers should – and shouldn’t – go free… Expert quote: “I think the real tension is not just going […]

California court charts new path on life without parole for juveniles

Christian Science Monitor Wendy Kaplan, School of Law The California Supreme Court on Monday ordered judges in possible life-without-parole cases to take into account the differences between children and adults, endorsing the idea that young people have greater prospects for reform and rehabilitation… Expert quote: “The rulings are important. They reiterate the recognition that kids […]