Criminology, Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: Lessons from the Global South

  • John Braithwaite


It may be that Southern criminology should not be overly criminological if it is to advance global justice. It may be that transitional justice should not be overly focused on transition if it is to advance peace with justice, but rather more focused on the longue durée. There is much to learn from the way different locales across the global South approach the challenges of building societies with falling rather than rising levels of violence. This essay considers comparative lessons from Melanesia. Pluralism, restorative justice, non-domination and responsiveness in peacebuilding are advanced as ideals for a Southern criminology.


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  • John Braithwaite
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  1. 1.School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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