The question for the research paper should focus in what or was. Can or Does the U.S still execute children? Focus in Landmark Court Rulings account for some changes that have happened. Talk about the In re Gault Where are the other landmark court cases and major issues? What about the life sentence or death penalty for young offenders? Does the age to the offender make the victim any less harmed? Is it reasonable to hold an impulsive kid as accountable as a hardened, fully developed adult? Research: Remember to keep the focus on political science. Psychology is not helpful here.