After ‘Superpredators,’ Five Studies That Explain Teen Sentencing Overhaul

Princeton political scientist John Dilulio dubbed them superpredators: murderous teenagers who could commit heinous acts of violence without feeling a trace of guilt. “They fear neither the stigma of arrest nor the pain of imprisonment,” Dilulio wrote in 1995. “They live by the meanest code of the meanest streets.” He believed the U.S. was on
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