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Pub. Type:
1999 National Report Series: Challenging the Myths
Subtitle/Series Name:
Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Pub. Date:
Feb 2000
Evaluates the superpredatory theory, which concluded that a new breed of violent juveniles was emerging in the early 1990s and predicted a wave of violent juvenile crime that would continue into the next decade. This Bulletin examines juvenile crime statistics, concludes that recent data do not support the superpredator theory, and offers alternative explanations of recent trends in juvenile crime. The Bulletin is part of the 1999 National Report Series. Each Bulletin in the series highlights selected themes at the forefront of juvenile justice policymaking and extracts relevant National Report sections (including selected graphs and tables). source
NCJ 178993
United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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