Dr. Wesley Crichlow

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON.
Dr. Wesley Crichlow is a tenured Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Science, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where he teaches and has taught: Introduction to Criminal Law; Introduction to Customs & Immigration Law; Introduction to the Canadian Legal System; Rights & Freedoms in The Canadian Justice System; Social Justice and Conflict; Alternative Methods to Criminal Justice; Sociological Theories of Crime; Youth Crime & Diversity, Youth Cultures & Communication, and Legal Issues in Law.

His research interests are Black youth gang violence; theoretical and legal approaches to the study of race; human rights; racial profiling/mis-profiling & driving while Black; the racialization of alternative dispute resolution; gay and lesbian rights; incest in the Caribbean; antiracism; and section 15 criminal law charter challenges.

Other: Completed a study on “Mediation as an Alternative to Gangs, Guns & Violence” in the Oshawa/Durham Region among youth, in particular racialized youth within the gang and gun sub-culture; completed research on gay men in Trinidad & Tobago, “Masculinity and Their Relationship to HIV/AIDS Education”; currently working on “Mediation as an Alternative to Imprisonment for First time offenders in Trinidad & Tobago” and “Moral Panic Among Sri-Lankan & Tamil Canadians Post 9/11.”
Works: Co-authored Diversity Issues In Policing, (2007); author of the first Black Canadian gay scholarly published book/text titled Buller Men & Batty Bwoys: Hidden Men in Toronto and Halifax’s Black Communities, which examines the lives of Black men who have sex with other men living in Toronto and Halifax (2003). His refereed journal publications include, “Understanding the World of the Black Child” (Orbit, 1994); “Contemporary Literature Review: Homophobia and Black Ideologues Establishing the Frameworks”; “Insurgent Voices in Education: Violence in Education” (Vol. 2); “Trans/forms a Graduate Students Journal at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto” (1996); “Western Colonization as Disease: Native Adoption & Cultural Genocide”; Journal of Canadian Social Work (Vol. 5, 2003); in Critical Social Work, an e-journal dedicated to a critical analysis of social work and social issues (2003). His publications in edited scholarly books include: “Introduction to Understanding Policing (1992); “Black Migration, Identity and a Black Same-Sex Consciousness” in Ma’ka Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writing by Queers of African Descent (1997); “Buller Men and Batty Bwoys” in a Queer Country: Gay and Lesbian Studies in the Canadian Context (2001); Facing Race Before The Courts: Diversity and Implications for the Judiciary; published on the National Judicial Institute Website for Judges (2000); “Black Male Rastafarianism: Racism and Stereotyping: Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse”, Quebec Human Rights Commission (2000); “Black History, Colonialism, Memory, Testimony & Biomythography: The Charting of a Buller Man’s Trinidadian Past” published in Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis (2004); “How Far Have Our Courts Come and How Far Will They Go? Racializing Courts and Racializing Judgements”; published Racism & Law: Collection of Essays (2005); “The Impact of Colour In Correcting Youths: A Program of Action”; “History, (Re)Memory, Testimony and Biomythography: Charting a Buller Man’s Trinidadian Past” in edited book collection, A Fi We Time: Contemporary Caribbean & Lesbian Writing (2008).
Honours: Inclusion in Who’s Who in Black Canada 2 (2006); Professor of the Year Teacher Award, OISE/U of T (2002); article, “Buller Men and Batty Bwoys” nominated for Lamabada Non-Fiction Literary Award (2001).
Education: Ph.D from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for the Studies in Education); certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution I & II; certificate in Ontario Civil Justice Review from the combined program offered with the law firm Stitt Feld Handy, Toronto & the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (2004); Family Mediation: Theory and Skills Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario-Canada (2006).

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