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 at both theoretical and applied levels. 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 change community attitudes about consent and shape legal 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.
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
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Queensland Rape Law “Loophole” Could Remain After Review Ignores Concerns About Rape Myths and Consent’, The Conversation (4 August 2020)
Rachael Field and Jonathan Crowe, Mediation Ethics: From Theory to Practice (Edward Elgar, 2020)
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Coercion and the Prima Facie Duty to Obey the Law’ (2020) 81 Persona y Derecho 11
Jonathan Crowe and Bri Lee, ‘The Mistake of Fact Excuse in Queensland Rape Law: Some Problems and Proposals for Reform’ (2020) 39 University of Queensland Law Journal 1
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Natural Law and the Nature of Law in a Nutshell’ (2019) 44 Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy 100
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Natural Law and the Nature of Law: A Response to Commentators’ (2019) 44 Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy 133
Jonathan Crowe and Constance Youngwon Lee (eds), Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory (Edward Elgar, 2019)
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Functions, Validity and the Strong Natural Law Thesis’ (2019) 10 Jurisprudence 237