Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $500,000)
The Ohio Attorney General's Office will provide continued funding for the operations of four countywide, multi-agency cold case task forces in Ohio in search of cases that might be solved with DNA. Cases will be identified, prioritized and investigated according to established protocols. Funding will also be used for DNA testing, either in-house or outsourced to qualified laboratories, for the cases submitted by the squads. Expected results include an increase in the number cold cases analyzed for DNA evidence and closed.
- 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)
- Reducing School Violence and Enhancing School Safety: Implementing and Evaluating the Positive School Safety Program for School Climate Staff