Source: (2005) The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 38(1): 141-147.

Haines reviews Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation, by John Braithwaite; The Open Corporation: Effective Self-regulation and Democracy, by Christine Parker; Securing Compliance: A Principled Approach, by Karen Yeung; and Adapting Legal Cultures, by David Nelken and Johannes Feest. These four works demonstrate that the study of regulation as ‘crime prevention in the suites’ contains many arguments and counterarguments familiar to criminological audiences. Haines’ essay attempts to bring a number of these connections to light. Each of the books, though, has much more to offer than can be encompassed in a brief review. Braithwaite’s book has generated much interest and both Parker and Yeung’s diverse approach to the task of regulation are essential reading to anyone considering serious research in the area. Nelken’s work is already very familiar to criminology; this latest collection with Johannes Feest brings to the forefront critical debates that demand attention in any serious comparative endeavor.