HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UNC, Wake Forest scholars work to reduce crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina

medicine at Wake Forest University, directed the project, and Rebecca Elmore, research associate at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, was project coordinator. Rohe served as principal investigator. Help also came from an advisory committee composed of Hispanics from each of the six communities studied and representatives from law enforcement and the courts.

Our chief goal was to develop materials that community organizations and law enforcement agencies could use to educate people about ways to reduce crime victimization, Acury said. The materials, especially the photonovela, have been very well received, and reactions of the groups and police have been really positive.

Outside professionals transcribed and translated interviews and focus group discussions into English and Spanish as necessary. Project staff analyzed the resulting information, and distributed educational materials to Spanish language newspapers and radio stations across the state and other outlets.

An important topic addressed in these materials that was not expected to be a pervasive concern was Latinos fear of police brutality based on experiences in their home countries, Rohe said.

No good statistical information on crimes against Latinos was available for North Carolina, the team found. Most previously produced crime prevention materials also were inappropriate because of language and educational barriers.

Hispanics reported robbery to be the most common and most feared crime they faced. Seven of the 100 focus group participants were robbery victims themselves, and 60 said they knew of at least one Latino robbed or assaulted while living in North Carolina, Elmore said.

Between 1997 and 1998, there was a group of folks that decided to do home invasions in Latino houses, a Durham community leader said. There was a time where almost every day we heard from a family being robbedthere were even rapes, and kids with pistols at their hea
'"/>

Contact: David Williamson
david_williamson@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
21-Feb-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental drug improves sleep in older patients, Wake Forest Baptist study shows
2. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist use Botox to treat CP
3. Forest mapping from space supports Kyoto Protocol
4. Latino farm workers cant afford sufficient food Wake Forest study shows
5. Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast
6. Wake Forest researchers find brain region exquisitely sensitive to alcohol
7. Multimillion-dollar pain research center funded at Wake Forest
8. Wake Forest establishes Maya Angelou Research Center on minority health
9. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center participates In largest-ever prostate cancer prevention trial
10. Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows
11. Wake Forest first in world to perform new brain tumor treatment

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children® and ... the current location of Shriners Hospitals for Children - ... from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. ... center, owned and operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children, ... children and their families well into the future. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 During the Western United ... supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving ... despite the lowest mountain snow pack on record in ... and early autumn.* That was the observation of journalist-hikers ... book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” during an interview with water ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Although there are only 24 hours in a day, that doesn’t ... finding time within their busy schedules for exercise and fitness. Fortunately, ... to get in shape. Here are five ways you can reach ... Change Up Your Commute , Consider riding a bike or taking ... your daily routine. If you must use your car to get ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a ... linked to increased body fat, but the same genes in ... researchers said. At 1 year, kids with these genes ... however, these genes were linked to excessive weight gain, the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. ... in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in ... device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists from ... an INVOcell, might sharply cut costs for pricey IVF procedures ... accessible to those who don,t live near big-city assisted reproduction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 2Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:HealthGuideMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Exercise and Fitness 2Health News:Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 4
(Date:10/22/2014)... LONDON , October 22, 2014 ... Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD ), Progenics ... Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD ), Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... (NASDAQ: MACK). Free research on these five companies can ... Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... (RMANJ), a world-renowned leader in the field ... more rapid approach to embryonic screening. The research ... American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in ... chromosome screening (CCS) and single gene defect (SGD) ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 AVACEN Medical ... device received 510 (k) OTC clearance by the U.S. ... 100 to be marketed over the Internet for: ... muscle spasms; and minor strains and sprains . ... The AVACEN 100 (MSRP $2495) is a sophisticated medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 2Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 3Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 4Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 5New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2
Cached News: