Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $29,178)
Project Summary for 2003-DN-BX-0033
The Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act (NFSIA) Grants provide for the improvement of the quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes. The NFSIA program funds crime laboratories and medical examiner's offices through the State Administrating Agency (SAA) based on population and crime statistics. The program permits funding for expenses related to facilities, personnel, computerization, equipment, supplies, accreditation, certification, education, and training.
- Investigating the Impacts of Architectural Finishes on Fire Patterns in Support of Developing Data-driven Tools for Pattern Analysis
- Assessing the reliability of modern µXRF technology for expanded impact on the forensic examination and interpretation of trace evidence
- Statewide Law Enforcement Crime Research, Evaluation, and Analysis