Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Email: a.o.bempah@utoronto.ca

Office: 725 Spadina; Rm. 268 ; UTM: DV3246

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Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Assistant Professor

Biography

Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah’s research is focused in three main areas: 1) Policing; 2) Youth Marginalization and Exclusion; and 3) Race, Ethnicity and Crime. He is particularly interested in how people of the African Diaspora (African Canadians, African Americans) perceive and experience law enforcement and punishment. Given the important and symbolic role that justice institutions play in Western Democracies, this line of inquiry tells much about how members of the African Diaspora are, or are not, integrated into a given society. This line of inquiry is also useful in understanding the production and reproduction of ideas about race and racial difference.