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.
Can hackers turn off the lights?
We all know cyber-criminals can steal our personal information, but what happens when hackers attack our power companies and other critical infrastructure?
Melody and mayhem: Music, the law, and incitement to violence
The complex nexus between sound and the law – from musical incitement to violence, to sonic crowd control, to the very deliberate design of courtroom acoustics.
Somebody’s following me: On stalkers and their victims
Forensic psychologist Rosemary Purcell on stalking, the different types of stalkers, and ways for victims to deal with unwanted attention.