The Criminal Victimization of Immigrants: A Meta Survey

  • William F. McDonald
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)


Data from international and historical sources show that immigrants: are at greater risk of criminal and civil victimization than native-born people; are usually victimized by fellow immigrants; are often the victims of hate crime; and are vulnerable to victimization by virtue of lacking knowledge of the culture and resources needed to cope.


Risk of victimization Hate crime Intra-group Native Ethnicity 


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  • William F. McDonald
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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