The Topic that I chose is Juvenile Crime because there was a lot of information and resources that pertain to that topic. Also, I enjoy arguing on topics that I know I will be successful in. I enjoyed researching and writing about my topic very much and will miss not having to worry about getting stuff done in this class.
My Thesis Statement
My Thesis evolved so much from its original version. I explained more thoroughly about my topics and used bigger and more intellectual words. I also used some of the text from my sources to better explain what my research was done over.
My Main Points
They Said It Best
"To summarize the court’s current philosophical split, six justices (the five-member Roper majority, plus O’connor) believe that the meaning of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment is subject to change over time as society’s national standards of decency evolve. But three justices (the Scalia minority) believe that the meaning of the Eighth Amendment, and other provisions of the constitution, are frozen in time as understood by the Founders in 1791” (Adelman par. 21).
This quote is my favorite because it sums up the courts ideas on my topic.
This is my second favorite quote because it includes my religion and involves religion in the case as a factor of juvenile crime. Not a bad factor though, a factor that helps. :)
Final cool quote
I like this quote because at the time, this was a big deal in the U.S.