Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $223,756)
Project Summary for 2003-LP-CX-K005
The Crime Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP) was created in FY 2000 as an expansion of the FY 1996-99 Forensic DNA Laboratory Improvement Program. The goal of CLIP is to provide support for public crime laboratories to improve the capacities and capabilities in all disciplines of forensic analytical testing. The availability of increasingly state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and timely forensic analyses will in turn be a valuable assistance to law enforcement personnel in the investigation of criminal offenses.
The Crime Laboratory Improvement Program for FY 2002 focused on improving the efficiency and productivity of State and local crime lab operations. These improvements will be accomplished through streamlining, automation or semi-automation, reducing redundancy and re-analysis, and reduction in the time, labor, and costs needed for public crime laboratories to mor effectively anid the investigative and legal processes. The result of this award will be a demonstrated improvement over current operations in areas such as output, turnaround times, staff hours, and/or costs in the section(s) of the lab where the funds are applied.
- Reference Ballistic Toolmark Database for Research and Development of Identification Systems and Confidence Limits
- Persistence of Touch DNA for Forensic Analysis
- Comprehensive Assessment of Novel Reference Materials and Analytical Methods for the Analysis and Interpretation of Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residues