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Wesley Crichlow

Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities


Dr. Wesley Crichlow is an interdisciplinary youth scholar and community activist who works with socially and economically disadvantaged youth, engaging in youth and community empowerment. His current and ongoing research interests are listed below.

Curriculum vitae

Academic degrees and recent publications

Alternative rehabilitation call for abstracts 

Courses taught

Dr. Wesley Crichlow is a tenured Associate Professor. He teaches:

  • Introduction to the Canadian Legal System
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Customs and Immigration Law
  • Legal Issues in Law
  • Rights and Freedoms in the Canadian Justice System
  • Youth Crime and Diversity

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • black youth gangs and violence prevention
  • Caribbean masculinity and sexual violence
  • critical race theory and education
  • cyberbullying and ethical use
  • educational rehabilitative programs and opportunities for black criminalized youth
  • incest and sexual violence in the Caribbean
  • Youth Alternative Rehabilitation

Research supervision areas: 

  • Canadian media normalizing of sexual crime reporting
  • cyberbullying and ethical use
  • hip-hop youth and baggy pants stylized criminalization
  • impact of incest or sexual violence in relationships and youth social media
  • HIV, non-disclosure and black male criminalization in Canada


  • Published books
    • Diversity Issues in Law Enforcement, Third edition. Emond Montgomery Publications Limited, 2007.
    • Buller Men and Batty Bwoys: Hidden Men in Toronto and Halifax Black Communities. University of Toronto Press, 2004. 
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