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Stephen Perrott is a clinical psychologist who joined the Mount’s Department of Psychology in 1991 after graduating from McGill University. A former member of the Halifax Police Department, Perrott’s focus is in the psychology of policing with secondary interests in occupational and sexual health. Much of his work has involved international development in both The Gambia, West Africa, and The Philippines, Southeast Asia. He delivered the first psychology courses offered in The Gambia’s University Extension Program (1998), served as lead consultant to the Philippine National Police in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) sponsored “Sex Trade in The Philippines” project (2000-2004), acted as head evaluator for the CIDA sponsored “Peer Health Education in The Gambia” program (2001-2004), and was Project Director for the CIDA sponsored “Community-based Policing in The Gambia” project (2004-2010). Perrott is a frequent media commentator and public speaker and has acted as a regular instructor to the Police Science Program for the Halifax Regional Police and as a lecturer for the RCMP and the Canadian Police College.
Dr. Perrott has provided extensive service to the university and to his broader professional community including acting as department chair, two terms as a university senator, the inaugural chair of the University Research Ethics Board, frequent referee for journal and grant submissions, and as President of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia.
Dr. Perrott will be on sabbatical leave in Melbourne, Australia, at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) until June 30, 2015.
Publications- Last Five Years
Perrott, S. B. (In Press). Burying community-based policing to protect democratic law enforcement. In Lemieux, F., den Heyer, G, Das. D.
(Eds.). Police Reform: The Effects of International Economic Development, Armed Violence, and Public Safety. Boca Raton, Fl: CRC
Perrott, S. B. (2013). Community policing in The Gambia: A case study in democratic strategies and best intentions being turned upside
down. In A. Saine, E. Ceesay, & E. Sall (Eds.). State and Society in The Gambia Since Independence (pp. 495-515). Trenton, N.J.:
Africa World Press.
Perrott, S.B. (2012). Reforming the policing of sex tourism in The Philippines and The Gambia. In C. Taylor, D. Torpy and D. Das (Eds.).
Worldwide Policing for Terrorism and Illegal Human Movement (3-20). Boca Raton, Fl: CRC Press.
Perrott, S.B. & MacNeill, S. (2012).Policing protesters ‘without a cause’: Toronto’s G20 Summit. In C. Taylor, D. Torpy and D. Das (Eds.).
Worldwide Policing for Terrorism and Illegal Human Movement (41-54). Boca Raton, Fl: CRC Press.
Taylor, C., Perrott, S.B. & Torpy, D. (2012).Concluding comments: The ongoing challenges of policing crime in a global village. In C.
Taylor, D. Torpy and D. Das (Eds.). Worldwide Policing for Terrorism and Illegal Human Movement (225-230). Boca Raton, Fl: CRC
Perrott, S.B. (2012). Predatory leadership as a foil to community policing partnerships: A West African case study. In A.Verma, D.K. Das,
and M. Abraham (Eds.). Global Community Policing: Problems and Challenges (133-144). Boca Raton, Fl: CRC Press.
Perrott, S. B. & Dechman, M. (2012). The role of the police in the administration of juvenile justice in Canada: Balancing criminal justice
and social welfare concerns in a risk society. In P. C. Kratcoski, Juvenile Justice Administration (pp. 157-179), Boca Raton, FL: CRC
Perrott, S. B. & Blenkarn, B. (Accepted Pending Revisions). Motivation, sensation seeking, and the recruitment of volunteer firefighters.
International Journal of Emergency Services
Perrott, S. B. (2014). Utilizing drama to promote gender equity and social justice in The Gambia: Outcomes from a peer health and a
community policing project. Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d’études du développement, 35 (2),304-314.
Perrott, S. B. & Kelloway, E. K. (2011).Scandals, sagging morale, and role ambiguity in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: The end of
a Canadian institution as we know it? Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 12 (2), 120-135. Epub ahead of print
November 19, 2010. DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2010.508983
Evaluation Report (Non-refereed)
Steenbeek, A., Langille, D., Cragg, A., Wilson, K., & Perrott, S. B. (2014). Mount Saint Vincent University Undergraduate Student Sexual
Health Services Survey 2012 (38 pages). Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent Universities: Halifax, N.S.