In the mid-1990s, after a decade of soaring juvenile crime, some social scientists warned the violence would only get worse. Reality proved otherwise.
Sign up for the Retro Report newsletter

The Superpredator Scare

Produced by Bonnie Bertram Scott Michels

Transcript

More on the Story for The Superpredator Scare

Bill Clinton defends wife's 'super predator' comment to protesters Reuters
Black, 13, and Jailed for Life in Clinton’s America The Daily Beast
Supreme Court: Life sentences on juveniles open for later reviews The Washington Post
When America Feared Juvenile Superpredators The Takeaway
Related Coverage
When Youth Violence Spurred ‘Superpredator’ Fear The New York Times
The third draft of history: Retro Report looks back at media-hyped stories of the recent past The Nieman Lab
The 'Superpredator' Scare Revisited The Huffington Post
Breaking: Trend Stories Are Bullsh*t The Daily Beast
The Superpredator Scare Digg
Retro Report provides reminder of _When Youth Violence Spurred ‘Superpredator’ Fear_ Sentencing Law and Policy
Watch the Documentary