Associate Professor Sara Smyth featured on LIV podcast: Cyber-security, a fast growing concern for lawyers and clients

From the ‘Sony hack’ that brought down a movie mogul, to the email hacking that turned the US presidential election on its head, cyber-security is fast becoming a critical area of concern for lawyers and their clients. In a recent… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law congratulates Professor Anne-Maree Farrell on her recent academic achievements!

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell has recently been elected as a visiting fellow for 2016-17 at Wolfson College, and appointed as a research visitor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. In addition to this, Professor Anne-Maree Farrell was… Continue Reading

Can Statistics Lie? How the Risk Matrix 2000 Influences Criminal Justice Outcomes in the UK

David J Cooke La Trobe Law School Glasgow Caledonian University

Since the mid-nineties, the judiciary system in the United Kingdom has utilised a tool called the ‘Risk Matrix 2000’ (RM2000), to determine whether an individual convicted of a crime will be likely to reoffend if given the opportunity. The outcomes… Continue Reading