Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $387,065)
Funds are to be used by States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to improve laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so that DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost effectively. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
- Statewide Law Enforcement Crime Research, Evaluation, and Analysis
- NIJ Co-funding for the NSF Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS)
- A Universal Method for the Detection of Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue based on Fast Fluorescence Mapping and Raman Spectroscopic Identification