Grainne Perkins

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University of Cape Town
Seattle University

United States
Research Profile

Focus on policing urban areas in South Africa, namely Townships. Comparative criminology between urban areas in Ireland and South Africa

South Africa
English, Irish

Perkins, G. (2017) Lights, camera, action! Body worn cameras: Challenges and opportunities in police research. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 12(1), pp. 120-124.

Perkins, G. (2016) Shedding light on the hidden epidemic of police suicide in South Africa. Mental Health Matters, 3(4), pp.50-52.

Perkins, G. (2014). Bibliography on homicide in South Africa: An annotated bibliography.
A review of the current state of the South African academic homicide discussion compiled for the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Other Publications

Perkins, G. (2016, February 2). Shedding Light on the hidden epidemic of Police Suicide in South Africa. Accessible at:

Perkins, G. (2015, October 15). South Africa mulls body cameras to improve police accountability, safety. Accessible at:

Perkins, G. (2015, August 20). Reflections of police funerals: What they say about South Africa’s policing culture. Accessible at: