Prof John Braithwaite


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B.A. (University of Queensland), Ph.D (University of Queensland)


John Braithwaite is a Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network) at the Australian National University .

He has been working since 2004 on a 25-year comparative project called 'Peacebuilding Compared', with various co-authors and  Camille McMahon. He works on a variety of areas of business regulation and on the crime problem. His best known work is on the ideas of responsive regulation and restorative justice.

John Braithwaite has been active in social movement politics around these and other ideas for 50 years in Australia and internationally. His most recent book is 'Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health' (2014) co-authored with G. Dukes and J.P. Moloney.

Researcher's projects

  • Peacebuilding Compared (

Research interests

Professor Braithwaite has a personal website on War|Crime|Regulation available at

Expertise Areas

  • Causes and Prevention of Crime
  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
  • Health Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Defence Studies
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory and Political Philosophy
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Social and Community Psychology
  • Administrative Law
  • Corporations and Associations Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
  • Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
  • Taxation Law


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