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Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (@AOBempah) is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He received his PhD in criminology and sociolegal studies from the University of Toronto, where his dissertation research was funded by a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This article draws on material from his PhD thesis. Owusu-Bempah's current research focuses primarily on the intersections of race, crime, and criminal justice. He is currently completing a project that examines policing across Canada, the United States, and Great Britain.