Toronto Police and the African Community Research Paper by Top Papers

Toronto Police and the African Community
An exploration of the challenges facing the Metropolitan Toronto Police when dealing with the African community.
# 129809 | 2,500 words | 15 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Sociology (General) , African-American Studies (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper addresses several issues pertaining to perceived anti-Black racism on the part of the Metropolitan Toronto Police as cited by mass media. The paper explores scholarly research combined with oral testimony that indicate several factors not discussed in the scholarship or the media. The paper pays specific attention to the changed policing environment with the rise of crack cocaine gang culture, the 2001 anti-gang law and community policing techniques.

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'This paper owes to textual research in addition to informal interviews conducted in the Greater Toronto Area in 2006. Academic and media discussions of enforcement in Toronto can seem to focus on matters of race and ethnicity in a manner giving an impression of Black citizens as somehow `opposite' the majority community, a notion that dissolved when speaking with professionals and others within and beyond the enforcement and criminal justice system. The overall project proved stimulating and..."

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