Confronted by Black Lives Matter, Hillary Clinton recants remarks on discredited ‘superpredator’ theory of crime

“I will say plenty of criminologists were skeptical of John Dilulio and myself, even then,” criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University in Boston, who had also projected a stark increase in youth homicides in the era, told BuzzFeed News. When crime rates dropped precipitously in the late 1990s, the entire field dropped the idea, he added.