Jean Redpath

Researcher

Jean Redpath is a researcher for Africa Criminal Justice Reform at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape. Her specialty is data analysis which informs policy development. She carries out research on criminal justice systems which identifies,  supports or measures reform in a number of African countries, Jean has a BSc and an LLB from the University of Cape Town, and is admitted as an attorney. She submitted her thesis toward a PhD in law in December 2019, and expects to graduate in August 2020.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
  • Redpath J Criminal courts matter: The contribution of prosecutors in Lower Courts to South Africans’ safety and feelings of safety: A report prepared for the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (2020) (40 pages)
  • Redpath J Liberty not the only loss: the Socio-Economic Impact of Remand Detention in the Western Cape (2019) (60 pages)
  • Muntingh, L. Redpath, J. Petersen, K, Faull, A. The State of Democratic Policing in South Africa (2018) Confidential Report for the Civilian Secretariat on Policing (200 pages)
  • Redpath, J & Muntingh L. ‘The social and economic impact of pre-trial detention in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia’ Hague Journal of the Rule of Law (4 October 2017) (30 pages)
  • Redpath J & Petersen K Western Cape Community Court Evaluation (2017) Confidential Report for the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, Africa Criminal Justice Reform  (87 pages)
  • Supplementary affidavit  In the matter between the Social Justice Coalition & Equal Education v The Minister of Police, National Commissioner of Police, Western Cape Police Commissioner & Minister for Community Safety  Equality Court, Cape Town (2017)
  • Expert affidavit  In the matter between the Social Justice Coalition & Equal Education v The Minister of Police, National Commissioner of Police, Western Cape Police Commissioner & Minister for Community Safety  Equality Court, Cape Town, (30 March 2016) (32 pages excluding annexures)
  • ‘Dagga possession ruling set to impact on the NPA’s conviction performance rate’ Daily Maverick 20 September 2018
  • ‘Ngcobo is but one example of policing gone wrong’ Daily Maverick 1 March 2018

 

NETWORKS:

  • Member of Cape Town’s Civilian Oversight Committee (CIVOC) responsible for overseeing the law enforcement agencies of the City of Cape Town.