Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $103,115)
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 forcible rape and murder/non-negligent manslaughter, whether in government-owned accredited laboratories or through accredited fee-for-service vendors.
- Quantifying the strength of support in fingerprint casework comparisons
- Strengthening Scientific Foundations for Advancing Best Practices in the Collection, Storage, Analysis, and Interpretation of Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residues
- Empirical Analysis of Saw Mark Characteristics in Human Bone: Meeting Forensic Standards in Dismemberment Cases