November 29, 2006
Debating death for child rape
The blogosphere is buzzing with critiques of Texas bills that would make aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14 punishable by death if the defendant had been previously convicted of a similar crime. Grits for Breakfast and Sex Crimes Blog and Off the Kuff set out the usual arguments against making child rape a capital crime.
For a more detailed discussion of this issue focused on constitutional issues, check out a note in the latest issue of the Cornell Law Review entitled Death Row for Child Rape? Cruel and Unusual Punishment Under the Roper-Atkins "Evolving Standards of Decency" Framework. This note is available at this link.
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