2019
DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12741
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Abstract: There is a large body of literature examining the media portrayals of white females as both victims and offenders in crime news, but very little is known about how minority females—including Black, Latina, Middle Eastern, Native American, and Asian women and girls—are portrayed in these roles. In this literature review, I discuss general stereotypes surrounding women of color and their depictions within crime news stories as both victims and offenders. An examination of crime news media portrayals of minority … Show more

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“…Gender is not the only demographic, however, that is likely to have influenced this outcome. Women in the sample may have believed that their immigrant and socio-economic statuses might have protected them from the negative stereotypes of Black women as in the United States (Slakoff, 2020; Slakoff & Brennan, 2020). Still, personal previous experience with the criminal justice may have provided evidence to the contrary, that their treatment is more in line with African American women regardless of these other demographic factors.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Gender is not the only demographic, however, that is likely to have influenced this outcome. Women in the sample may have believed that their immigrant and socio-economic statuses might have protected them from the negative stereotypes of Black women as in the United States (Slakoff, 2020; Slakoff & Brennan, 2020). Still, personal previous experience with the criminal justice may have provided evidence to the contrary, that their treatment is more in line with African American women regardless of these other demographic factors.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Thus, the lack of access may be partly the choice of Black women who are immigrants. Undoubtedly, they are also aware of the negative portrayal of Black women in crime news across the United States (Slakoff, 2020; Slakoff & Brennan, 2020). Thus, to understand the intersection of identities and access and benefit from the criminal justice system in the United States, we use a unique sample of female immigrants from Kenya.…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%