Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $29,805)
It is the objective of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Unit to enhance the capability of its Automated Fingerprint System to include the automation of palm prints. This award will provide funding for the purchase of the Cogent Automated Palm and Fingerprint Identification System that will enable the Unit to capture, process, store, search, and verify search results for finger prints as well as palm prints against a multi-user database originating in the city of Austin. The database link will enable Williamson County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab Personnel to conduct database searches that include entries made by the Austin Police Department. The database link will also provide the City of Austin Police Department with the capability to conduct searches that include entries made by Williamson County.
- Interagency Agreement to Support Graduate Research Internships in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Contexts (NSF-NIJ INTERN)
- Comparative Evaluation of Massively Parallel Sequencing STR kits with the Emphasis on Mixture Deconvolution Utilizing Probabilistic Genotyping.
- National Firearms Examiner Academy Forensic Science Training