Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $134,548)
The Forensic Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program provides formula funding to State and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis. The funds are to be used to analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework samples from sexual assaults, homicides, and kidnappings, whether in government-owned laboratories or through accredited fee-for-service vendors.
- Predictive tools and experiments for blood backspatter: incorporating tissue simulants and muzzle gas interactions
- Detection and identification of hair dyes directly at a crime scene by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
- Comparative Evaluation of Low- and High-Resolution MS Approaches for Screening and Confirmation of New Psychoactive Substances in Human Specimen Matrices