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The Invisible Women of Color

In a new analysis of the imagery found in introductory criminology textbooks, men and white people were found to be heavily over-represented. Men of color are the most likely to be portrayed as criminals, while most of the victims shown are white women. And all of this has changed little over 20 years.

Face Masks and Forensics

The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa houses hundreds of masks, molded from the faces of Africans both dead and alive. Many of these masks were created under racist pretenses, but they may serve an important purpose today in validating forensic facial reconstruction technology.

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