On war, crime and regulation

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19 12 2016

Report from El Salvador: Displacement of Refugees and Violence

By | 2016-12-22T10:24:03+00:00 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 | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 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 […]

10 10 2016

China and the challenges of consumer product safety

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 10 October 2016|Categories: Regulation, Regulatory Capitalism|Tags: |

On p. 536 of Christopher Hodges’ important new book, Law and Corporate Behaviour (2015), there is an arresting fact from the European Commission’s pan-EU Rapid Alert System for non-food product safety (RAPEX).

China was the country of origin for 1459 product safety alerts in 2013. The second most common source was “Unknown” with […]

27 09 2016

Intimate Histories of War

By | 2016-09-27T16:37:18+00:00 27 September 2016|Categories: Peace, War, War crimes|Tags: , |

This is a week of Braithwaite family remembrance of the suffering of war

Dr Brendan Nelson, at the Australian War Memorial on 28 September, will launch my brother Dick’s splendid book on the Sandakan Death March that took the life of our mother’s first husband, Wal Blatch. Our father Dick Braithwaite was one of six Death […]

14 09 2016

Restorative Justice and Healing the Environment

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 14 September 2016|Categories: Environment, Healing, Restorative Justice|Tags: |

I like the opening essay in the latest issue of Restorative Justice: An International Journal by Elmar Weitekamp and Stephan Parmentier. It argues that if we are to define just one core value of restorative justice, this is healing.

Of course, to be healing, restorative justice needs to be relational, reparative, procedurally fair, nurturant […]

24 08 2016

Ethical compliance management

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 24 August 2016|Categories: Compliance, Regulation, Regulatory Capitalism|

by Bill Dee and John Braithwaite

Both of us have dedicated big parts of our lives to advocacy for compliance management in corporate Australia and internationally. We take some satisfaction in the way this aspect of corporate social responsibility has developed. Yet we have one big worry

—that the compliance management field has become too narrowly focused […]