WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – The Intersection of Policing, The Criminal Justice System and Cultural Diversity: Racial Profiling (1:34:42)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – 8:45 – 10:15 am – The Intersection of Policing, The Criminal Justice System and Cultural Diversity: Racial Profiling
According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission “racial profiling” is any action undertaken for reasons of safety, security or public protection, that relies on stereotypes about race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, or place of origin, or a combination of these, rather than on a reasonable suspicion, to single out an individual for greater scrutiny or different treatment. Racial profiling must be contrasted with criminal profiling. Racial profiling is based on stereotypical assumptions because of one’s race, colour, ethnicity, etc. Criminal profiling, on the other hand, relies on actual behaviour or on information about suspected activity by someone who meets the description of a specific individual. This panel will explore these definitions and the implications of racial profiling for the administration of justice.
- The Honorable Justice Shaun Nakatsuru, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
- Chief of Police Clive Weighill, Saskatoon
- Ms. Sandy Hudson, Black Lives Matter, Toronto
- Ms. Margaret Parsons, Executive Director, African Canadian Legal Clinic, Toronto