Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $36,384)
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.
- Firearm Toolmark Population Statistics for Objective Identification and Error Rate Estimation
- Establishing a National Firearms and Toolmark Statistical Background Population for Calculation of Error Rates
- Extraction of Ignitable Liquid Residues by Dynamic Capillary Headspace Sampling and Comparison to the Carbon Strip Method