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The Colour of Justice

The Colour of Justice

Policing race in Canada

By David M Tanovich

CONTENTS

Justice in Canada is largely driven by stereotypical assumptions about crime and those who commit it. Over the last few years, the use of race, ethnicity and religion as indicators of suspicion by the police and security officials has come under scrutiny. The focus, however, has largely been on the American experience.

The Colour of Justice provides the first comprehensive look at racial profiling in Canada. Its aim is to foster understanding and reform. The book uses social science evidence, judicial decisions, commission findings, government and police documents, narratives, and media reports to provide the answers to the following questions: When should policing be characterized as racial profiling? Why does it occur? How pervasive is it? What damage does it cause? Is it ever reasonable? How do we stop it? 


CONTENTS

Introduction

Part One: Understanding racial profiling

What is it?
Exposed
Adjusting our lens

Part Two: How pervasive is racial profiling in Canada?

Social science and beyond
The war on drugs
The war on gangs
The war on terrorism

Part Three: Moving forward

Litigating cases
Rethinking the use of race in suspect descriptions
Legislative reform

Notes
Acknowledgements
Index

   

Published 26 June 2006
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
Hardback/268pp
ISBN 9781552211151
Australian RRP $49.50
International Price $45.00
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Paperback/280pp
ISBN 9781552211199
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Criminology & Policing - Police Studies
Criminology & Policing - Justice Studies
Law - Canadian Law


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