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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 cybercrime, digital forensics, and technology in the justice system.

His research examines cybercrime scripts, data privacy and security, algorithmic justice, and digital evidence. His doctoral thesis examined the moral 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


    QUT, Doctor of Philosophy
    QUT, Grad Cert in Information Technology (Current)
    QUT, Bachelor of Justice (Honours)
    QUT, Bachelor of Behavioural Science

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)
  • Information Systems (0806)