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 ‚ÄúMediation as an Alternative to Gangs, Guns & Violence‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôka 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”;¬†‚ÄúHistory, (Re)Memory, Testimony and Biomythography: Charting a¬†Buller Man’s Trinidadian Past‚ÄĚ 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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