Julius Haag is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto.
His research interests include policing, racial profiling, youth in conflict with the law, program design and evaluation and systemic racism in the Canadian criminal justice system. He has spoken extensively on Canadian issues related to police misconduct, racial profiling, police ‘carding’ and stop-and-frisk activities.
His ongoing dissertation research examines the impact of police-citizen encounters on racialized and marginalized youth in the Toronto. Julius has previously worked as a youth outreach worker and program evaluation consultant for the San Romanoway Revitalization Association in Toronto’s Jane-Finch community and in an advisory role for other community organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area, with a focus on issues facing Black youth.
Police services are crucial to the functioning of the city and have a large impact on perceptions of justice and fairness.