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Invisibility and Marginalization of Women of Color (From Multicultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice and Criminology, P 291-321, 1994, James E. Hendricks and Bryan Byers, eds. - See NCJ- 160016)

NCJ Number
160026
Author(s)
H Eigenberg; A Baro
Date Published
1994
Length
31 pages
Annotation
This chapter discusses the marginalization of people of color in criminology.
Abstract
The authors argue that because discrimination is additive and interactive, women of color are particularly ignored because they are discriminated against in multiple ways. A study on the visual images of women in color in introductory criminology and criminal textbooks examined whether illustrations provided socially constructed images of women of color which mirrored social reality. The results demonstrated that textbook illustrations reinforced traditional stereotypes about race and gender. Curriculum reform is one important way of making women of color more visible in the discipline of criminology. 17 notes, 2 appendixes, and 74 references