Kiran Mirchandani

Welfare Fraud and the Criminalization of Poverty

While the bulk of my research has focused on peoples’ experiences in the labour market, I have also had a sustained focus on those excluded from the labour market and relying on social assistance. Specifically, I trace the ways in which policies are enacted through their racialized and gendered enforcement.

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Crimes of colour book cover

Other publications:

Mirchandani, K. and Chan, W. (2007). Criminalizing Race, Criminalizing Poverty: Welfare Fraud Enforcement in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood.

Chan, W. and Mirchandani, K. (Eds). (2002). Crimes of Colour: Racialization and the Criminal Justice System in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (Broadview).

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