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Longitudinal Examination of Victimization Experiences of Latinos (LEVEL): Extending the Bias Victimization Study

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $725,999)

The proposed study will collect a second wave of data from the sample being drawn for 2016 hate crime study of victimization against Latinos funded by the National Institute of Justice (2016-V3-GX-0001). The hate crime study is recruiting 900 individuals (300 per site) across three sites (Boston, San Diego, Houston/Galveston). The study, while focused on hate crime, queries participants about various forms of victimization, disclosure and reporting, psychosocial outcomes, immigration status, language proficiency and other culturally salient factors that may contribute to victimization risk or outcomes. The proposed project would proceed to collect a second wave of data from the hate crime study sample, allowing for a longitudinal evaluation of victimization and related factors for a sample of Latino adults. Having longitudinal data would overcome the limitations of cross-sectional studies, allowing researchers to make causal inferences, overcoming issues of temporal ordering, and evaluating potential mediating or moderating mechanisms. Findings from this study will provide valuable information about the nature and patterns of victimization among immigrant and non-immigrant Latinos, potential remedies to assist in prevention and disclosure of victimization, and use qualitative data to better understand victimization, cultural factors, and disclosure/help-seeking decisions.

Note: “This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).

Date Created: September 30, 2017