Roper v. Simmons
At age 17, Christopher Roper committed a murder. He was tried after he
turned 18 and was sentenced to death. The U.S. Supreme Court later held
that it is unconstitutional to impose capital punishment for crimes
committed while under the age of 18.
Tasks:a.Locate the Roper v. Simmons case in the ITT Tech Virtual Library.
b.Provide a description of the case, including a summary of the offense committed by Christopher Roper.
c.Do you agree with the Court’s decision? Support your response with appropriate rationale.
d.Cite at least one other case that was affected by this decision.
Submission Requirements:•Submit your responses in a one- to two-page Word document.
•Use 12-point Arial font and double spacing.
•Cite references from the textbook, the ITT Tech Virtual Library, or credible Web sites to substantiate your answers.
•Cite references in proper APA format.