Report of the Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal justice System by Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal justice

The report was produced to address and inquire systematic racism in Ontario’s Criminal Justice system and to show the extent of how the Criminal Justice system and its policies and procedures affect racialization of crime. The report consists of 13 chapters focusing on topics related to “racism in justice” such as; perception, understanding systematic racism, prison admission, imprisonment before trial, charge management, court dynamics, imprisonment after conviction, racism behind bars, community policing, systematic response to police shooting, equality strategy for justice and ends with recommendations as to how these issues can be addressed. The report also focuses on how discretion (ex: racial profiling) exercised by officials of justice system assists in discrimination and therefore leads to due process violations. The commissioners of the report were Margaret Gittens, David Cole, Toni Williams, Sri-Guggan Sri-Skanda Rajah, Moy Tam and Ed Ratusbny. Access to the report can be found on:


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