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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jennifer Wong, Jessica Bouchard, Jason Gravel, Martin Bouchard, and Carlo Morselli have published a new meta-analysis  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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this short video John Braithwaite provides a succinct summary of the meaning of restorative justice and how it can be part of a healing process. As John says in this excerpt;
Restorative justice is about outside-in design, where the insiders are not telling us how to regulate our lives all the time, but we’re coming up […]
More than 1200 asylum seekers remain incarcerated on Nauru and Manus Island in PNG, under the Australian Government’s draconian policy of ‘stopping the boats’ and ‘regional processing’. And it’s not just the current government.
As Waleed Aly pointed out in his Comment in the Age on 28 April 2016, Australia’s policy on asylum seekers […]