I am Professor of Law at Bond University and a regular Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. My research explores the relationship between law and ethics. I am interested in the ways in which ethical norms and relations are embodied in social practices and how these practices, in turn, provide the normative basis for legal and social institutions.
My recent books include Mediation Ethics: From Theory to Practice, co-authored with Rachael Field (Edward Elgar, 2020); Natural Law and the Nature of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019); and the Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory, co-edited with Constance Youngwon Lee (Edward Elgar, 2019). I co-edit the Journal of Legal Philosophy with Hillary Nye.
I am a founding Co-Director with Rachael Burgin and Saxon Mullins of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, an Australia-wide initiative working to shape community responses to sexual violence. I am also involved in a public advocacy campaign with author and activist Bri Lee to reform the mistake of fact excuse in Queensland rape law.
Bri Lee, Jonathan Crowe and Rachael Burgin, ‘Delays in Reporting Alleged Rapes Are Common—Even Years Later. This Isn’t a Barrier to Justice’, The Conversation (2 March 2021)
Jessica Schaffer, Jonathan Crowe and Rachael Burgin, Sexual Consent Toolkit (launched 31 January 2021)
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Is Natural Law Timeless?’ (2021) 33 Bond Law Review 1
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Constitutional Text, Authorial Intentions and Implied Rights: A Response to Allan and Arcioni’ (2021) 49 Federal Law Review 149
Jonathan Crowe, ‘What is Wellness? The Role of Human Values’ (2020) 45 Alternative Law Journal 261
Jonathan Crowe and Rachael Burgin, ‘NSW Law Reform Report Misses Chance to Institute “Yes Means Yes” in Sexual Consent Cases’, The Conversation (24 November 2020)
Rachael Burgin and Jonathan Crowe, ‘The New South Wales Law Reform Commission Draft Proposals on Consent in Sexual Offences: A Missed Opportunity?’ (2020) 32 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 346
Rachael Field and Jonathan Crowe, ‘The Need for a New Paradigm of Mediation Ethics’, Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network Blog (5 October 2020)
Peta Stephenson and Jonathan Crowe, ‘Queensland Public Health Laws and COVID-19: A Challenge to the Rule of Law?’, Australian Public Law Blog (21 August 2020)
Jonathan Crowe and Lucy Agnew, ‘Legal Obligation and Social Norms’ (2020) 41 Adelaide Law Review 217