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Media Portrayals of African Americans

  • By: Allison M. Cotton & Rhonda Ntepp
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The media have long been known to influence the public's view of crime, and the media's depictions of race and crime have interested social scientists for decades. African Americans are portrayed by the media in many diverse ways, some positive, some ...

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