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Foundation for Legal Research grant helps fund social media and criminal law project

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 11:39 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Foundation for Legal Research awarded a $7,500 grant last week to University of British Columbia associate professor Benjamin Perrin to support his new research project “Social Media & Criminal Law: Sexual Offences, Threats and Criminal Harassment.”

Benjamin Perrin“Canada is a digital nation with over 20 million people active on social media, so it should not be surprising that criminal activity is taking place online,” said Perrin. “In my prior research into both human trafficking and victims of crime, social media came up in several cases...