John Pratt

John Pratt

John Pratt is Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington and Adjunct Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia.

He is the author of Penal Populism (2007) and Contrasts in Punishment: An Explanation of Anglophone Excess and Nordic Exceptionalism (2013). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and was a Royal Society of New Zealand James Cook Research Fellow from July 2009 to June 2012 and also a Fellow of the Sraus Institute for Advanced Studies of Law and Justice in the Faculty of Law, New York University, 2010-11.

In November 2013 Professor Pratt was awarded the Mason Durie Medal for advancing the frontiers of social science.