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SOCW 6350 WU Juvenile Killers and Life Terms a Case in Point Analysis

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Running head: FORENSIC APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS 1
SOCW 6350: Forensic Applications in Community Settings
Alexis Lowe
Professor Kristine Kevorkian
Walden University
November 4, 2019

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FORENSIC APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS 2
Introduction
Everyone should take responsibility for their actions whether they are young or old. In
most cases, when individuals are in their adolescence, many thoughts run across their minds, a
situation that might ruin their decisions. However, when they grow older, it becomes easier for
them to realize what they did while young was unworthy in life. According to Bronner (2012),
in the article “Juvenile killers and life terms: A case in point,” he explains about “Maurice
Bailey, a young boy who stabbed her 15-year old pregnant girlfriend, Kristina Grill in
November 1993 to death”. Maurice grew up under the care of his “mother who was a database
coordinator and father who was an electrical engineer” (Bronner 2012). Before Maurice could
commit this murder, he was a good student since his childhood with no criminal records.
According to (Bronner 2012), one of his classmates said he was a famous student in their
school.
After the incident occurred, Kristina's family and Maurice’s fathers disapproved of the
existence of any relationship between a Caucasian girl and an African American boy. However,
“Maurice’s mother remained supportive to this young couple” (Bronner, 2012). Due to his
actions, Maurice, now aged 41 years, has spent much of his life in prison. After the presentation
of his case, Maurice was convicted of murder, and without any chances of parole, sentencing
him to a life in prison (Bronner, 2012). During an interview, Maurice said the stress he received
from his girlfriend’s pregnancy and the pressure from his to cut off their relationship was too
much for him, and he could not handle it. It made him make a murder decision.
A life sentence has been a threat to many families across the United States. According
to Bronner (2012), “when the Supreme Court banned mandatory life sentence in 2012 June”,
without distinct possibilities of parole for those convicted of murder under 18 years, more than
2,000 juvenile offenders gained little hopes to get released, including Mr. Bailey. Different

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Running head: FORENSIC APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS SOCW 6350: Forensic Applications in Community Settings Alexis Lowe Professor Kristine Kevorkian Walden University November 4, 2019 1 FORENSIC APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS 2 Introduction Everyone should take responsibility for their actions whether they are young or old. In most cases, when individuals are in their adolescence, many thoughts run across their minds, a situation that might ruin their decisions. However, when they grow older, it becomes easier for them to realize what they did while young was unworthy in life. According to Bronner (2012), in the article “Juvenile killers and life terms: A case in point,” he explains about “Maurice Bailey, a young boy who stabbed her 15-year old pregnant girlfriend, Kristina Grill in November 1993 to death”. Maurice grew up under the care of his “mother who was a database coordinator and father who was an electrical engineer” (Bronner 2012). Before Maurice could commit this murder, he was a good student since his childhood with no criminal records. According to (Bronner 2012), one of his classmates said he was a famous student in their school. After the incident occurred, Kristina's family and Maurice’s fathers disapproved of the existence of any relationship between a Caucasian girl and an African American boy. However, “Maurice’s mother remained supportive to this young couple” (Bronner, 2012). Due to his actions, Maurice, now aged 41 years ...
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