Publisher: Temple University Press (February 20, 2014)
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In 1989, the rape and beating of a white woman jogger in imperative Park made overseas headlines. Many money owed said the incident for instance of “wilding”—episodes of negative, minority youths roaming the streets searching for hassle. Police rationale on quick justice for the sufferer coerced 5 African-American and Latino boys to plead accountable. The teenage boys have been quick convicted and imprisoned. Natalie Byfield, who coated the case for the hot York day-by-day information, now revisits the tale of the significant Park 5 from her standpoint as a black girl reporter in Savage Portrayals. Byfield illuminates the race, type, and gender bias within the enormous media assurance of the crime and the prosecution of the now-exonerated defendants. Her sociological research and first-person account persuasively argue that the racialized reportage of the case buttressed efforts to aim juveniles as adults around the nation. Savage Portrayals casts new gentle in this well-known crime and its far-reaching effects for the wrongly accused and the justice system.