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John Braithwaite

Australian criminologist


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John Braithwaite was born in 1951 in Ipswich, Australia. He earned his B.A. and Ph.D from the University of Queensland.

Braithwaite has made substantial, important impacts on our understanding of restorative justice and the ethnographic and cultural implications of peacekeeping efforts during wartime. He has authored many books, but his most recent, Anomie and Violence: Non-truth and Reconciliation in Indonesian Peacebuilding, explores peacekeeping efforts in Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku, among other regions.

He is an advocate for mediation as part of restorative justice efforts, enabling the damage caused by crime to be repaired for both the victim and offender. In 2006, he was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

He is currently engaged in a 25-year collaborative research project with Camille McMahon titled, “Peacebuilding Compared”, a study in which international peacekeeping methods are investigated in 50 different countries, on the sites of at least 60 wars. He is a Distinguished Professor for The Australian National University and Chairman (and founding member) of the Presidium of the General Assembly of the Asian Criminological Society. He also sits on a number of publishing editorial boards for publications such as Global Policy, Criminology & Public Policy, and Restorative Justice: An International Journal.

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John Braithwaite is a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University . Braithwaite is the recipient of a number of international awards and prizes for his work, including an honorary doctorate at KU Leuven , the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award with Peter Drahos for Ideas Improving World Order , and the Prix Emile Durkheim, International Society of Criminology, for lifetime contributions to criminology .

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Australian National University
Australian National University

National research university in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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#66 World Rank
Criminal Justice