Hate Crimes and Racism: VTRA and TES Applications to the Tragedies in London and Kamloops
J. Kevin Cameron, Executive Director, CTIP | June 8, 2021
During the pandemic we focused attention on the effects of quarantine and how the “Impaired Closeness-Distance Cycle” would contribute to abuse dynamics within some homes because of unrelenting closeness without the reprieve of occasional distance to lower family anxiety. The opposite side of that coin was that quarantine had a temporarily and artificially positive effect on larger Canadian society: it also created distance between those who hate and their potential targets. We would say that some societal conflicts were frozen in place but with things opening up and the weather becoming warmer, distance has been replaced with proximity and possibilities to renew prior conflicts thus intensifying justification for violent acting out.
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Executive Director, North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response
Dr. Marleen Wong
Senior Advisor, NACTATR