law

  • Redlining the robots

    Advanced robotics are more than science fiction: the world needs to create an alliance to ensure ...

    Around the same time that Isaac Asimov published his short story introducing the laws of robotics in 1942, the world’...

    AI November 19, 2021
  • Does nature have rights?

    Ahead of World Environment Day this Saturday, we explore the legal  ‘rights of nature’.

    This article was first published on 3 June, 2021.In April this year, the Blue Mountains City Council, west of Syd...

    Earth July 7, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Science v law

    Experts discuss whether scientific evidence is properly considered in our courts.

    Australia’s legal system should reconsider how seriously it regards scientific evidence, according to today’s Cosmos ...

    Cosmos Briefing March 9, 2021
  • Behind the science of the Folbigg petition

    Ninety scientists have backed a petition for Kathleen Folbigg’s release. We unpack the research t...

    A group of eminent Australian and international experts has petitioned the NSW Governor to pardon serial child killer...

    Health March 4, 2021
  • Cosmos Briefing: Science v law

    Is scientific evidence properly considered in our courts?

    The recent pardon petition by leading Australian scientists regarding the Kathleen Folbigg case – in which new scient...

    People March 4, 2021
  • Partner Content

    Should we use AI in law courts?

    AI should be used to assist sentencing in courts.

    A Melbourne law expert says it’s time to look at machine learning to identify bias in criminal sentencing.Criminal ...

    AI March 18, 2019
  • Three-minute thesis: Prosecuting psychological harms

    How should the law treat psychological harm?

    Researcher Paul McGorrery, Deakin UniversityPhD titleCriminalising psychological harmsSummary“Although courts in ...

    Social Sciences December 28, 2017
  • The problem with eyewitness testimony

    Could you be convinced of a crime that never happened?

    Eyewitness testimony in a criminal trial assumes  that a person’s memory is reliable and accurate. But scientists now...

    Society January 19, 2015
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