On war, crime and regulation

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4 10 2017

Anne Deveson and ‘Paper Trails’

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:56+00:00 4 October 2017|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , |

The death of Anne Deveson in December 2016 was a great loss to Australia. She was a member of the Royal Commission on Human Relationships in the 1970s that ushered in the legalisation of homosexuality, women’s refuges, the decriminalisation of abortion, among other reforms. She Chaired and launched many other great Australian institutions and civil […]

28 09 2017

Honour the Bougainville Peace Agreement

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:56+00:00 28 September 2017|Categories: Governance, Peace, War|Tags: , |

(This post is co-authored with John by Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth of RegNet)

Instability and the potential of conflict recurrence could be brewing in Bougainville.

Yesterday John Momis, the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, expressed extreme concern about statements by PNG Prime Minister O’Neil that cast doubt on whether the […]

20 09 2017

Mary Ivec, Holly Northam, Restorative Health and Indigenous Yarning Circles

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 20 September 2017|Categories: Healing, Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , |

We are blessed in Canberra’s universities with the leadership of a new generation of restorative justice leaders who are richly experienced health and welfare professionals.

portrait of Mary IvecMary Ivec, who has a professional background as a social worker, was last month elected by the […]

13 06 2017

Codie Bell’s quest to transform universities

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 13 June 2017|Categories: Gender, Human Rights, Restorative Community, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

There is a growing problem of ‘rape culture’ on the campus of the Australian National University. There have been new dimensions of this problem in recent years such as a Facebook group titled ‘ANU Stalkerspace’ which has been the particularly public host of some unpleasant public discussion about women and minorities. The Rape Crisis Centre […]

15 05 2017

Our Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 […]

25 02 2017

Learning to Scale Up Restorative Justice

By | 2017-02-27T15:32:56+00:00 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 | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 | 2017-02-07T09:09:09+00:00 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 […]