ABSTRACT

Understanding and Measuring Bias Victimization Against Latinos   [open pdf - 985KB]

From the Introduction: "This study utilizes a community-based survey that provides information about the nature and pattern of bias motivated victimization among Latinos, with particular emphasis on understanding bias motivated crimes against immigrants to answers five main questions. Key Study Questions: 1. What is the nature and pattern of bias motivated victimization among immigrant and non-immigrant populations residing in high Latino population communities? 2. How frequently and in what ways does bias motivated victimization occur with other forms of victimization in immigrant and non-immigrant populations residing in high Latino population communities? 3. How often and in what ways do those immigrant and non-immigrant victims who experience bias motivated victimization report their victimization and/or seek help through formal and informal mechanisms? 4. What are cultural factors that potentially contribute to bias victimization risk? 5. Does bias victimization have a unique contribution to negative psychosocial outcomes associated with victimization generally? For example, does bias victimization lead to negative mental health outcomes that are above-and-beyond that of other forms of victimization?"

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2019-10
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/
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