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Policing Immigrants: Fear of Deportations and Perceptions of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Abstract 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 reporting crimes (p<.05); and (4) less confidence... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Becerra, David (Author) / Wagaman, M. Alex (Author) / Androff, David (Author) / Messing, Jill (Author) / Castillo, Jason (Author)
Subject Immigration / Latinos / Deportation / Immigrants / Criminal Justice
Extent 3 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions Public Domain
Citation Becerra, D., Wagaman, M. A., Androff D., Messing J., & Castillo J. (2017). Policing immigrants: Fear of deportations and perceptions of law enforcement and criminal justice. Journal of Social Work, 17(6), 715-731
Collaborating Institutions School of Social Work
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