Australia’s Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: Chasing Proportionality in preventive detention & supervision

Dr Darren O’Donovan has recently presented a paper, co-authored with the Dean of La Trobe Law School, Patrick Keyzer, in Onati, Spain. The article entitled Australia’s Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: A critical analysis of the continuing growth of Australia’s preventive… Continue Reading

Paige Yap on her Placement with The Salt Foundation: “It helped me refocus on what areas I would excel at.”

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

by Claire Thomas Paige Yap is completing her final year for her bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies. She was placed with The Salt Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organisation that provides programs to promote a state of physical, social and… Continue Reading

Public Panel Event: “Free Trade Agreements: What’s In It For Australian University Graduates?”

La Trobe Law School, is pleased to invite you to the “Free Trade Agreements: What’s in it for Australian University Graduates?” Public Panel event, on 21 September 2016. Australia’s trade landscape has recently been populated with some significant free trade… 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