Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $54,509)
The Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act (NFSIA) grants provide for the improvement of quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes. The NFSIA program funds crime laboratories and medical examiner's offices based on population and crime statistics. The program permits funding for expenses related to facilities, personnel, computerization, equipment, supplies, accreditation, certification, and education and training.
- Experimental and numerical investigations for the development and validation of thermo-chemistry models and property databases for selected wall lining materials under fire exposure
- Evaluating the reliability and accuracy of multiple geophysical methods in the search for clandestine graves
- Life-course and Intergenerational Effects of Crime and Criminal Justice Involvement: Identifying Risks and the Search for Resilience