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Superpredator Theory

Is Hillary Clinton Being Unfairly Targeted for Her Use of the Word "Superpredator?"

Steve Drizin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Crime
Steve Drizin

In the debates over the Crime Bill, there was plenty of ugly dehumanizing rhetoric about juvenile offenders, including many references to them as "wolfpacks" "thugs" and "predators."

Reducing Over-Incarceration Isn't Just a Grown-up Problem

Steve Drizin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime
Steve Drizin

The next step is to bring the U.S. in line with a series of recent Supreme Court decisions that recognize juvenile offenders as being immature, impulsive, and highly susceptible to peer pressure, and therefore less culpable than adult offenders. Unfortunately, most states still punish youth without regard to these findings.

Romney and the Rise of the Corporate Superpredator Class

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

No group of human beings is uniquely predisposed toward evil. But society and government are supposed to discourage people from from acting on their worst impulses, and when it comes to the corporate class they -- and we -- have failed.