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A Comprehensive Measure of Youth Experiences with Bias Victimization: Findings from the Youth Bias Victimization Questionnaire (YBVQ)

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Turner, Heather
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Hamby, Sherry
dc.contributor.author Cuevas, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Farrell, Amy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-24T22:30:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-24T22:30:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Jones, Lisa; Turner, Heather; Mitchell, Kimberly; Hamby, Sherry; Cuevas, Carlos; Farrell, Amy. (2019). A Comprehensive Measure of Youth Experiences with Bias Victimization: Findings from the Youth Bias Victimization Questionnaire (YBVQ). Crimes Against Children Research Center, NCJ 253435, 22 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 253435
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/253435.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1663
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract The study used an intensive, mixed-methods approach to develop a comprehensive youth bias crime violence exposure instrument, the Youth Bias Victimization Questionnaire (YBVQ). The YBVQ items and question structure were developed through a combination of youth focus groups, cognitive interviews, and expert review. Pilot data was collected on a sample of 854 youth ages 11-21 across three research sites. Subjects were recruited using an intercept strategy in order to obtain larger percentages of minority youth. Findings from the study indicate that bias victimization is a common form of victimization, particular for minority youth subgroups. Sixty-three percent of the total sample reported some kind of bias victimization experience in their lifetime, 42 percent reported bias victimization in the previous year, and 83 percent of the sample reported witnessing a bias victimization in the previous year. The YBVQ provides a new tool for researchers interested in collecting detailed information on experiences youth have with bias victimization, from bias-based bullying to more traditionally defined hate crimes. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals should be aware of the negative impact that bias victimization has on youth, even if the incident does not meet criteria for a hate crime. Because schools are primary contexts in which bias victimization occurs, school resource officers and other school staff should be aware that socially marginalized youth are at-risk for bias victimization, and in particular multiple forms of bias victimization. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Crimes Against Children Research Center en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Young Adults en_US
dc.subject Emerging Adults en_US
dc.subject Bias Crime en_US
dc.subject Bias Motivated Crime en_US
dc.subject Hate Crimes en_US
dc.subject Prejudice Motivated Crime en_US
dc.subject Bigotry en_US
dc.subject Harassment en_US
dc.subject Discrimination en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Minorities en_US
dc.subject Marginalized Populations en_US
dc.subject Multi-Method Study en_US
dc.subject Multitype Victimization en_US
dc.subject School Violence en_US
dc.subject School Crime en_US
dc.subject School Safety en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Ethnicity en_US
dc.subject Peer-on-peer Abuse en_US
dc.title A Comprehensive Measure of Youth Experiences with Bias Victimization: Findings from the Youth Bias Victimization Questionnaire (YBVQ) en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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