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About John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite leads the 'Peacebuilding Compared' project and is the founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network) at the Australian National University.
15 05 2017

Our Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice

By | 15 May 2017|Categories: Restorative Community, Restorative Justice|Tags: , , |

 

Lorenn Walker

Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice, (HFRJ) was incorporated in 1980 to provide juvenile diversion. Since 1995 it has promoted public health solutions to build community in response to injustice and crime by developing, testing, and training others on pilot restorative interventions in a […]

7 05 2017

Why is Civil Aviation Regulation More Effective than Financial Regulation?

By | 7 May 2017|Categories: Regulation, Responsive Regulation|Tags: , |

 

In a recent article[1] I argued that civil aviation regulation responded much more effectively to prevent hijacking following 9/11 compared to other regulators with responsibility for terrorism prevention. And they responded much more effectively than banking regulators have done in learning from past financial crises to prevent future ones.

Some […]

3 03 2017

Regulatory Excellence

By | 3 March 2017|Categories: Regulation, Responsive Regulation, Restorative Community|Tags: , , |

Cary Coglianese and the Networked Governance of Regulatory Studies

(I wrote this piece for RegBlog, where it was published on 27 Feb, 2017)

An important new Brookings book edited by Cary Coglianese has landed: Achieving Regulatory Excellence.

The book asks […]

25 02 2017

Learning to Scale Up Restorative Justice

By | 25 February 2017|Categories: Healing, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: |

Kerry Clamp’s final chapter of her new volume, Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings , is about a transformative vision for restorative justice as a response to mass victimisation. One way I have argued for transitional justice to become more transformative is for it to become less transitional. In her recent writing, Kerry Clamp […]

20 02 2017

Diversity in Asian and Pacific Relational Justice

By | 20 February 2017|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , |

Asia and the Pacific embrace the regions of greatest cultural and linguistic diversity in the world. Asia’s most important contribution to global criminology is therefore in opening its eyes to completely new ways of seeing, as opposed to adjusting, testing, or revising western theories in light of eastern experience. Restorative justice innovation provides good examples […]

6 02 2017

LGBT bullying and restorative empowerment

By | 6 February 2017|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

My co-author and former PhD student, Ray Nickson, who is now Criminal Justice Program Director in the Peace and Conflict Studies Centre of Fresno Pacific University sent me this inspiring news story:

Well done 17 year old Sam, well done Bullard High School and Fresno Pacific for such […]

19 12 2016

Report from El Salvador: Displacement of Refugees and Violence

By | 19 December 2016|Categories: Crime, Refugees, War|Tags: , , |

 
Civil war raged in El Salvador between 1980 and 1992. Many victims of the war fled as refugees to the United States, particularly Los Angeles. Young Salvadorean men from peasant backgrounds were often pushed around and humiliated on the streets of Los Angeles by Mexican gangs who ridiculed the way they spoke Spanish, for example. […]

19 12 2016

Report from Cuba: Three Amigos Tour

By | 19 December 2016|Categories: Music, Regulation|Tags: |

 
I am currently in Cuba with Brent Fisse and Peter Grabosky, old friends with whom I researched and wrote four books during the 1980s and early 90s (copies of which can be found here). Here in Cuba, we three amigos are also joining my daughter Sari’s honeymoon with Munro Melano. We and other […]

15 11 2016

Understanding Terrorism Through Restorative Justice

By | 15 November 2016|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Terrorism|Tags: , , |

 

In Milan last month, Val Braithwaite and I had the opportunity to attend a dialogue between convicted Italian terrorists of the 1970s from organisations such as the Red Brigades, and the families of victims. Prosecutors and civil society actors also participated. It was moving, particularly when love was expressed by victims toward offenders who had […]

26 10 2016

New Evidence on the Effectiveness of Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation

By | 26 October 2016|Categories: Regulation, Responsive Regulation, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

 

Jennifer Wong, Jessica Bouchard, Jason Gravel, Martin Bouchard, and Carlo Morselli have published a new meta-analysis [1] on the effectiveness of restorative justice with at-risk youth in the latest issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior. Their meta-analysis included more recent studies than previous meta-analyses and added search for studies published in French.

Their results […]