On war, crime and regulation

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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 the question ‘What defines […]

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 […]

30 01 2017

Restorative Justice and the ‘F’ word

By | 30 January 2017|Categories: Restorative Justice|

 

John presented a public lecture at Oxford University in 2015 on forgiveness in restorative justice that was just published in the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion[1]Redeeming the ‘F’ word in Restorative Justice’.

The paper argues that genuine forgiveness usually does not happen in restorative justice. […]

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 […]

5 12 2016

Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland

By | 5 December 2016|Categories: Peace, Posts, Restorative Justice, War|Tags: , , |

John recently co-wrote a paper with Kirsty Campbell (St Andrews University) and Derick Wilson (Ulster University) called Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland? Restorative economic and social inclusion strategies.

The paper considers options for  dismantling residual pockets of paramilitary domination and draws insights from restorative justice and complexity theory. It places Northern Ireland as […]

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 […]