Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $214,354)
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Office of the State Attorney Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida and the District Six Medical Examiner's Office Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory proposes an eighteen month project - Operation Cold Case Review - to review and investigate all thirty-seven of its unsolved cold case homicides to determine the potential for solving them through the use of DNA technology and DNA databases. Evidentiary items deemed suitable for DNA analysis will be submitted to the Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory for STR and/or MT analysis, and results will be submitted for inclusion in the CODIS database.
- Research and Development Using High-level Quantum Chemistry Calculations for the Creation of a Rapid Field Test for the Identification and Differentiation of Hemp and Marijuana
- Development of a colorimetric breath analyzer for THC
- Assessing the reliability of modern µXRF technology for expanded impact on the forensic examination and interpretation of trace evidence