Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $1,697,343)
This project will address the critical need within the forensic community for professionals trained to deal with the scientific/technical nature of DNA evidence in context with the inherent complexities of victims' assistance and criminal court practices. The objective of this project is to develop two high-quality, comprehensive, standardized, advanced distance learning courses, appropriate to respective professions, that will enhance the capability of healthcare professionals, victim service providers, lawyers, and judges regarding the collection, preservation, and use of DNA evidence.
- Rapid screening and identification of fentanyl in drug mixtures using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
- Research and Development of an Approach for Non-invasive Determination of Cannabis Ingestion for Forensic Science Purposes
- Funding Support for the Operations of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine