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Juvenile Murder

When An 8 Year Old Kills

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 11.22.2016 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

A child died, and that is tragic. But an 8-year-old child is being charged in juvenile court with her murder. And that is outrageous. Because not every tragedy is a crime, and not every actor is a criminal.

The 'Superpredator' Scare Revisited

Steve Drizin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

In the mid-nineties, the "superpredator" myth was premised on junk science and inaccurate predictions based on demographics that forecasted an increase in violence by urban teenagers who were "fatherless, Godless, and jobless."