Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $189,357)
NIJ's DNA Capacity Enhancement Program seeks to improve the infrastructure and analysis capacity of existing State and local crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis, so they can process DNA samples efficiently and cost-effectively. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs, and to helping the criminal justice system realize the full potential of DNA technology.
- Computerized System for Aiding the Expert in Evaluating the Degree of Certainty in 2D Shoeprints
- Improvements to Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Forensic Analysis Using a Short Pulse (100 Femtosecond) Ultraviolet Laser
- Reference Ballistic Toolmark Database for Research and Development of Identification Systems and Confidence Limits