Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    Crime grants boost crime research tool

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $200,000 to update criminal databases at UWA
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced a grant offer of $200,000 to the Crime Research Centre at The University of Western Australia so it can update its criminal justice databases.
     
    In the latest round of the State Government’s criminal property confiscation grants program, 14 grants totalling $1.76million have been offered to local government and non-profit community groups.

    “The centre has been collecting data about crime and criminals in WA since 1989 and the databases it compiles from various justice-related sources is an invaluable research tool for those working in criminology,” Mr Porter said.

    “The grant will allow the centre to clear a backlog of data dating back several years and then improve the databases’ use for research by a variety of justice-related agencies.”

    The criminal property confiscation grants program allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for up to $200,000 seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws to fight criminal activity, tackle drug-related issues and help victims of crime.

    The grants are released to the applicants once they have met certain pre-conditions, including contributing in-kind support to the project they are going to run.

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