Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $97,385)
The Solving Cold Cases with DNA Program was established to search, evaluate, select, and conduct DNA analysis on violent crime 'cold cases' (i.e., old, unsolved cases) that have the potential to be solved through DNA testing. Experience has shown that such cold case review programs can solve a substantial number of homicides and rapes. Recent advances have improved the ability of analysts to successfully use DNA from biological evidence that is old, of poor quality, or limited in quantity. These scientific advances, in addition to the availability of searchable convicted offender databases, has increased the likelihood of solving cases previously thought to be unsolvable.
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