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Correcting the Myth of the Superpredator

Season 1 Episode 8

About the Episode

States are reconsidering life prison sentences of people who were given mandatory life terms as juveniles – a practice since ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. At the time, in the 1990s, a handful of researchers inspired panic with a dire but flawed prediction: the imminent arrival of  a new breed of remorseless teen killers, so-called superpredators.

Aired: 10/28/19 | Expires: 10/06/26 | Runtime: 10m 27s