Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $4,248,155)
MUFSU proposes to continue the expansion of its role as a model working forensic lab in support of the forensics community in conjunction with the Forensic Resource Network. MUFSU will provide assistance to forensic crime labs by untilizing its high-throughput DNA lab in technology transfer, testing and evaluation, and model training. The projects funded under this proposal include: convicted offender DNA analysis for general forensic casework, forensic paternity/relationship DNA testing, expansion of capabilities of MUFSC DNA lab, validations, biomedical devicce testing for medical implant samples, NIJ technical assistance program (TAP), sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) training, development of serchable databases on smokeless powders and gasoline residue, begin development of a forensic drug lab and training projects.
- Analytical Challenges with Proliferating THC Analogues
- A Statewide Mixed-methods Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s 8th Edition Sentencing Guidelines and their Impacts on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing Outcomes
- Empirical Analysis of Saw Mark Characteristics in Human Bone: Meeting Forensic Standards in Dismemberment Cases