April 4, 2022
Is there a means to discover statistics on visible minority populations in adult and youth prison systems? I am aware that there are statistics in the data portal for people self-identifying as Indigenous, but that’s only one part of the researcher’s question. The broader scope of “visible minority”, and the narrower subset of “Black” are at the core of his research.
Public-access resources are best, but the researcher may be open to restricted or licensed resources.
A quick check of the publications of Correctional Services Canada was completed and your researcher might find the statistics from a couple of these publications to be of interest.
- (Federal offender self-identified race statistics from) 2015 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview
- Ethnocultural Minorities and the Canadian Correctional System
- Diversity and inclusion in Correctional Service Canada personnel
- Within the title list, please note Research publications, re:
Examples of research topics & publications
a) Offender Profiles and Forecasting,
Gottschall, S. (2012) Ethnic Diversity in Canadian Federal Offender Admissions. Research Report, R-263. Ottawa, Ontario: Correctional Service of Canada.
b) Health and mental health
Concurrent Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorders among Visible Minority Offenders
*new data tables on visible minority admissions for adult and youth (for select provinces: NS, ON (adults), AB and BC) were released on April 20, 2022.