Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $92,888)
The proposed research seeks to develop procedures and protocols for the analysis of drugs yielding limited MS information via GC-IR and report to the forensic community the benefits and limitations of this technology. This research will focus on the routine identification of commonly encountered drugs, designer drugs, closely related drug isomers, as well as the fundamentals of the gas chromatography and infrared systems. If successful, this project could introduce a new method of drug analysis that would be quicker, or could allow for simultaneous processing of casework with existing methods and so should relieve backlogs in drug analysis.
- Gun Wars and Community Terrorization: Investigating Longitudinal Gang Violence in New Jersey from a Networked Perspective
- Examining Radicalizations Risk and Protective Factors: A Case-control Study of Violent Extremists, Non-criminal Extremists & Regular Homicide Offenders
- LC-QqQ-MS screening assay for abused drug exposure based on covalent peptide/protein modification