Division of Criminal Justice, California State University
Immigrants and Victimization: Understanding Immigrant Communities and the Fear of Seeking Help
Like other vulnerable populations, immigrants are at increased risk of victimization. Immigrants are less likely to report due to fear of police, deportation, among other reasons. Using semi-structured interviews, this study explores victimization in the immigrant communities. Participants revealed being threatened and harassed because of their immigrant status and the reasons that kept them from reporting.