Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $248,375)
The King County Crime Lab Improvement Program will fund work at the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab on minimal and degraded samples through DNA-STR analysis. Additional cases will be outsourced to private agencies in order to reduce the backlog currenly being experienced by the Lab due to the high volume of evidence in the Green River case.
- A Quantitative Understanding of Uniqueness and Reproducibility of Firearm Toolmark Surfaces
- Development of an Open Source Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) Search Software and Library Building Tool for the Analysis of Complex Drug Mixtures
- Detection of Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris by Using Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS)