Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

photo: Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto (Sociology and Criminology), a Senior Fellow at Massey College and a Special Advisor to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Prof. Owusu-Bempah’s work examines the intersections of race, crime and criminal justice, with a particular focus on policing. Prior to becoming a professor, he held positions with the National Judicial Institute, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.