I just got the final essay question for one of my Criminal Justice classes, and it poses what could be a potentially interesting question. Given the recent heinous acts by children including their use in terrorist activities such as suicide bombings and murders, should the U.S. review and change its policy of using the death penalty on children? In 2005 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a close 5-4 decision that it is considered against the Eighth Amendment and is considered cruel and unusual punishment to put a person to death that committed an act before their 18th birthday. Do you think that it should be changed and why? Personally I sit on the fence on this one as it is believed that a child's brain is still developing the differences between right and wrong and is at a major influential disadvantage to that of an adult brain, yet I do believe there are some children that are born 'evil' and that will never change the older they get.