Domestic violence linked to alcohol use is a national emergency
A University of Melbourne academic says the crime wave in Alice Springs shows the need to understand the role of alcohol in domestic and family violence
Japan’s hidden landscape of violent crime
The shooting of Shinzo Abe shocked the world, but Japan has a hidden number of violent crimes – particularly against women, says University of Melbourne expert.
The truth behind a pirate legend
Benito de Soto was a ruthless pirate, but University of Melbourne research finds that his story has been re-written to create his modern rebel reputation.
What today’s news has in common with early execution ballads
Scandal and violence dominate our headlines; but a University of Melbourne expert says little has changed since execution ballads were sung in sixteenth century
Misleading conduct? So what!
The Banking Royal Commission has shown us that disregard for the rule of law needs tougher penalties and rules, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
What were you thinking?
University of Melbourne research explores Explainable AI which seeks to understand why AI makes some decisions and their correctness, fairness and transparency.
After the party
Establishing safe zones around licensed premises could help reduce the harm caused by illicit drugs, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The rise and reach of transnational policing
Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.
Keeping up with the droneses: How criminal laws deal with new technology
New technologies like drones pose a challenge for criminal law; a University of Melbourne expert explains the Law must keep pace with society's shifting values.
Homeless: Why making it a crime won’t fix the problem
Homeless people are already at the mercy of the law, so a ban on sleeping rough in city centres will do nothing to help the situation.