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Institute of Criminology

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This years annual Nigel Walker Seminar will be given by Professor John Braithwaite (School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University).

Macrocriminology and Freedom argues that when freedom is interpreted as freedom from domination, it becomes a powerful explanation of crime at the macro level. This republican, social democratic theory refines some of criminology’s central theories and sharpens their relevance to all varieties of freedom. The work can be reduced to one sentence: Strengthen freedom to prevent crime, prevent crime to strengthen freedom. With some reference to Manuel Eisner’s work, this lecture goes beyond the book to consider how and why crime varies across time, why Europe and Asia are the low crime continents today, why South America and Africa are high crime continents (and how they might liberate themselves from that circumstance).  The book is available for free download at:

Lecture Structure and Registration

This will be a hybrid event.

If you wish to attend IN-PERSON you will need to register here:


For those who attend in-person there will be coffee & pastries from 9.30am.

The Lecture will start at 10.00am

Venue: Rooms B3 & B4, Institute of Criminology
If you wish to attend ONLINE your will need to register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar


Friday, 27 May, 2022 - 10:00
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Institute of Criminology