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Understanding the Criminal Justice and Health Care Needs of Latinx Victims of Hate Crime and Bias Victimization

Project Summary: 

There are significant gaps in our knowledge of the impact of experiencing bias motivated crime among the Latinx community, particularly on health outcomes and health care access. This cross-sectional, mixed methods research project will investigate the impact and frequency of bias events, victimization, and hate crimes in the Latinx community and how cultural factors affect health outcomes. 

Project Description:

This project will survey roughly 900 Latinx adults across three communities in the US on their experiences with bias & general victimization, help-seeking behavior, acculturation, enculturation, mental health outcomes, physical health outcomes, access to healthcare, and other resources and demographics. A subsample of 45 participants from the survey who experienced hate or bias victimization will be recruited for a qualitative interview to better understand their health concerns as a result of their experiences and their recommendations for health providers.

Research is being funded by the National Institute of Justice and conducted in partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch and Nova Southeastern University. A team of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students work with the principal investigators on this project.


National Institute of Justice

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