Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington
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.
Punishment in an Early Colonial Society: The Inglorious History of Wellington Gaol, 1844–1931
Special Issue: Historical Criminology
Vol. 12 No. 1 (2023)