Topics of Interest
Ethical policing and accountability
Public perception of crime
Criminology as an academic discipline
Human rights and criminal justice
Rural crime and policing
Aspects of restorative justice and how it is used in cases of sexual violence
John Buttle gained his Ph.D. in Criminology from the Centre for Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Wales, Bangor in the United Kingdom. John’s current research interests revolve around police reform in New Zealand and Indonesia, examining what is known about rural crime and policing, gaining greater understanding of police legitimacy as well as systems of police accountability, and examining the public perception of crime and the police.
John has published in reputable academic journals, written chapters for books and he often attends international conferences. He has produced reports for the New Zealand Police, the Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly for Wales. Local politicians, the police and human rights organizations have sought his advice on matters of policy and criminal justice reform.
John is regularly interviewed by the media and actively engages in public debates on the future of criminal justice in New Zealand.
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