Pratt, John

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

John Pratt is an Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. His fields of research are comparative penology and the history and sociology of punishment. He has received numerous awards and prizes for his research, now published in twelve  languages. He has been invited to lecture or speak at conferences at universities in South America, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His books include Punishment and Civilization (2002), Penal Populism (2007), Contrasts in Punishment (2013) and Law, Insecurity and Risk Control: Neo-liberal governance and the populist revolt.