Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $44,874)
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.
- Development of a Mobile, Automated Tool Mark Characterization/Comparison System
- Development of a Forensic Quality Mitogenome Haplotype Database from 5000 High Quality Samples Using Next-Generation Sequencing Methods
- Extraction of Ignitable Liquid Residues by Dynamic Capillary Headspace Sampling and Comparison to the Carbon Strip Method