Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $3,220,741)
PROJECT SUMMARY 2003-DN-BX-K020
DNA analysis used in conjuntion with the CODISi is a powerful investigative tool beginning at the crime scene with the collection of evidence and ending with a judicial conclusion. For CODIS to be truly effective and DNA to reach its full potential, aiding the criminal justice system in solving crimes, DNA database must be populated with both offender profiles and DNA profiles from crome scene evidence. DNA is especially useful in cases where no suspect is known. DNA profiles obtained from evidence collected in cases ehre there is no suspect can be compared to local, Stae , and national DNA database through CODIS for a match between the evidence and a convicted felon.