Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $619,141)
This proposal is part 1 of a multi-part program. It will focus on method development to establish more rigorous standard methods of analysis for finished fibers with negligible nano- or micro-level destruction of the fiber, thereby essentially having an insignificant negative impact on the preservation of evidence. This will be achieved via sub-micron level sample removal using cryomicrotomy (microscopic cold cutting with a diamond blade) followed by Time-Of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) analysis of the surface and cross-section of the pre-dyed fibers.
- A Process, Adaptation, and Outcome Evaluation of San Gabriel Valley Crisis Assistance Response & Engagement (SGV CARE)
- Support Activities under Section 13(d) of Executive Order 14074: Workshops on Law Enforcement Use of Probabilistic DNA Technologies and Person-based Predictive Policing
- Strengthening Scientific Foundations for Advancing Best Practices in the Collection, Storage, Analysis, and Interpretation of Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residues