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Office of Latino Projects: Research and Publications

The Office of Latino Projects is a social and economic justice resource center providing information, data, research, and policy analysis about issues affecting the Latino population in the U.S. and Southwest border communities. This collection includes reports, presentations and infographics developed from research conducted through the Office of Latino Projects. These research projects relate to issues affecting the Latinx population, including immigration, academic achievement, poverty, health and acculturation.

This study examined the relationship between the fear of deportation and perceptions of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the willingness to report crimes among Latinos in the US. Understanding the relationship between increased immigration enforcement and fear of deportation may promote public safety by improving the relationship between the police and Latino communities. Multivariate ordinal logistic regression analyses of the data found that participants who had a greater fear of deportation reported: (1) less confidence that police would not use excessive force (p<.01); (2) less confidence that police would treat Latinos fairly (p<.05); (3) a lower likelihood of …

Becerra, David, Wagaman, M. Alex, Androff, David, et al.
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