Professor John Braithwaite

I believe I attended my first BSC meeting at the end of the 80s or early 90s and I have attended a few since always enjoying the opportunity to catch up with my many British criminology friends. The British Journal of Criminology is my favourite journal to read and I think it has published more of what I would consider as my best publications than any journal, with the possible exception of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Substantively, I concentrated on corporate crime from the beginning of my career until now. Since 2004 my empirical work has emphasised peacebuilding, including the relationship between crime, the criminalisation of the state, and war. Perhaps I am best known for my theoretical contributions to responsive regulation and restorative justice. There are few domains of criminology in which I have not enjoyed publishing at some stage. ‘Crime in a Convict Republic’ in the Modern Law Review is the article I most enjoyed writing.