Purpose â€“ This chapter explores how select â€œevidence-basedâ€ police scholars act as gatekeepers to research opportunities, in Canada, thus impeding critical research that pertains to Black communities. Methodology/Approach â€“ Using the critical race method of counterstorytelling, the following narrative demonstrates how race and racism may play a role in the collection and dissemination of research that examines racial bias in Canadian policing. This methodology aims to refute the notion of critical objectivity, which is often used to promote the principles of evidence-based policing (EBP). Findings â€“ Findings suggest that through various powers and levels within both the policing and academic community, a select number of scholars have influence over Canadian policing research that explores racial bias and discrimination. As such, research that may help to develop effective and efficient policing programs to address racial bias, is thwarted.
|Title of host publication||Sociology of crime, law, and deviance|
|Place of Publication||US|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|