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  1. 4 December 2023 - Humanities

    Banning the Nazi salute is one thing, let’s talk about the consequences

    Neo-Nazis feed on fear and controversy, and their response to new Australian laws banning their symbols is hard to predict, says a University of Melbourne exper

  2. Podcast15 December 2017 - Up Close

    Dynamics of Scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse

    Sociologist Prof Chris Greer explores the often murky agendas of organisations, media, and individuals in the facilitation, denial and cover-up of sexual abuse.

  3. 4 November 2017 - Science Matters

    How convincing is a Y-chromosome profile match?

    Y chromosome profiles are used in sexual assault cases but can confuse juries; a new approach from the University of Melbourne will help clarify this evidence.

  4. 15 May 2017 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  5. 1 March 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Suppression orders vs open justice

    A recent high-profile criminal case has highlighted how the wide use of suppression orders in Victoria is undermining open justice.

  6. 7 December 2016 - Legal Affairs

    How insider traders dodge jail on geography

    Insider trading attracts different penalties around the globe, but Australia's tough approach is a deterrent that helps build trust in the market.

  7. 4 April 2016 - Legal Affairs

    Disability-based disadvantage – a life sentence?

    A new research project is focusing on how support systems can be improved to prevent disability-based discrimination in the criminal justice system.