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Lecturer in Criminology, School of Law, Murdoch University

Dr Michael Wilson is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law at Murdoch University. He teaches courses on computer crime, digital forensics, and criminal justice theory.

His research examines the regulation of cryptography, algorithmic justice, cybersecurity law, and digital forensics. His doctoral thesis examined the equivalence drawn between privacy protection and the evasion of criminal investigations within the 'problem of going dark' and associated strategies of resistance to metadata retention and encryption access laws.

He has contributed to collaborative research projects funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Crime and Justice Research Centre, the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, Murdoch University
  • 2019–2020
    Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2015–2020
    Sessional Academic, Queensland Universtiy of Technology


  • 2020 
    QUT, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2015 
    QUT, Bachelor of Justice (Honours)
  • 2014 
    QUT, Bachelor of Behavioural Science

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)
  • Applied Ethics (2201)