I am Professor of Law at Bond University. 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 Raff Donelson and Hillary Nye.
I am Director of Research at 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.
Jonathan Crowe, ‘The Idea of Small Justice’ (2021) 34 Ratio Juris 224
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Direito Natural: Versões Fraca e Forte’ in Marcelo Pichioli da Silveira, Frederico Bolano and Marcos Paulo Fernandes de Araujo (eds), Direito Natural Contemporâneo: A Renascença do Jusnaturalismo no Brasil e no Mundo (Editora Thoth, 2021)
Dani Larkin and Jonathan Crowe, ‘Judgment: Roach v Electoral Commissioner (2007) 233 CLR 162’ in Nicole Watson and Heather Douglas (eds), Indigenous Legal Judgments: Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision-Making (Routledge, 2021) 249
Jonathan Crowe and Dani Larkin, ‘Commentary: Roach v Electoral Commissioner (2007) 233 CLR 162’ in Nicole Watson and Heather Douglas (eds), Indigenous Legal Judgments: Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision-Making (Routledge, 2021) 245
Barbora Jedličková and Jonathan Crowe, ‘Exclusionary Conduct in Competition Law: A Consequence-Sensitive Deontological Account’ (2021) 12 Jurisprudence 123
Rachael Burgin, Bri Lee and Jonathan Crowe, ‘There’s A Push for a New “Negligent Rape” Offence—This Would Create a Dangerous Hierarchy of Sexual Violence’, The Conversation (3 June 2021)
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Anarchy and Law’ in Gary Chartier and Chad Van Schoelandt (eds), Routledge Handbook of Anarchy and Anarchist Thought (Routledge, 2021) 281
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