This book draws together contributions from scholars at the leading edge of their field across three continents to present contemporary and longstanding debates exploring the roles played by media and the state in racializing crime and criminalizing racialized minorities. Comprised of empirically rich accounts and theoretically informed analysis, this dynamic text offers a critical and in-depth examination of contemporary social and criminal justice issues as they pertain to racialized minorities and the media. Chapters demonstrate how racialized 'others' experience demonization, exclusion, racist abuse and violence licensed – and often induced – by the state and the media. Together, they also offer original and nuanced analysis of how these processes can be experienced differently dependent on geography, political context and local resistance. This collection critically reflects on globally significant topics including the vilification of Muslim minorities, the portrayal of the refugee 'crisis' and the representations and resistance of Indigenous and Black communities. It demonstrates that processes of racialization and criminalization in media and the state cannot be understood without reference to how they are underscored and inflected by gender and power. Above all, it demonstrates the resistance of racialized minorities in localized contexts across the globe to racialization and criminalization and in pursuit of racial justice. Offers critical reflections on the media and their representations of ethnicity and 'race' in relation to crime, criminals and victims, and their impact on criminal justice policies, procedures and practices. Highlights the process of racialized myth construction or misrepresentation of criminals and victims and the ways in which this interacts with the criminal justice system. Critically examines a number of contemporary and highly topical case studies.