Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $299,201)
This proposal seeks funding to create a Cold Case Task Force consisting of members of the Charleston Police Department Cold Case Volunteer Program, a task force Investigator, and an advisory review board consisting of experts in the fields of investigation, forensic science, law and grants management to review the case records, prior forensic testing, and legal issues to establish priorities for analysis and investigation. Forty-four homicides and fifty-eight sexual assault cold cases have been identified with sufficient biological evidence and will benefit from DNA testing from this program.
- Implementation of NPS Discovery – An Early Warning Systems for Novel Drug Intelligence, Surveillance, Monitoring, Response, and Forecasting using Drug Materials and Toxicology Populations in the US
- Ionic liquid-solvated near infrared dyes for detection of trace blood spatter in textiles under ambient lighting conditions
- Measuring rarity of combined features in palm versus finger impressions and evaluating examiner perceptions