Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape

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Lorne Foster, Bobby Siu, Lesley A. Jacobs, Shaheen Azmi
Irwin Law, Sep 28, 2018 - Human rights - 404 pages
Racial profiling is a hot-button topic that elicits strong responses on both sides. A series of public discussions has so far failed to yield a conclusive consensus. Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canadaexamines a combination of psychological, sociological, organizational, political, and community perspectives, resulting in a holistic, multi-faceted approach to understanding the phenomenon of racial profiling and to pre-empting or eradicating it.

The book's primary theme is the notion of transformation. Part One examines racial profiling through an "equality as transformation" lens, which provides an instructive background for the development of public policy and public law. Part Two explores different manifestations of racial profiling, including new, emerging forms of racial profiling, as well as uncovering examples in everyday life that have been concealed and largely neglected. Part Three focuses on effective methods and strategies to prevent and respond to racial profiling, highlighting some transformative policy applications and equity initiatives.

This book should be required reading for policy-makers, academics, social justice and human rights advocates, and judicial and law enforcement officers.

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About the author (2018)

Lorne Foster is a professor of public policy and equity studies, as well as the co-chair, Race, Inclusion and Supportive Environments, York University.

Bobby Siu is an adjunct professor of public policy and public administration, York University.

Lesley Jacobs is professor of law & society and political science, as well as the director of the Institute for Social Research, York University.

Shaheen Azmi is the director of policy, education, monitoring, and outreach of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

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