Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $71,530)
The goals of this project are to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical legal death investigation services provided by the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety's Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (SCDL) and State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services State Medical Examiners Office (SMEO) to Alaska's law enforcement agencies and to eliminate or drastically reduce backlogs in the analysis of forensic evidence.
The objectives for this project are to:(1) Maintain the accuracy, reliability, and credibility of results obtained through forensic analysis of samples submitted for identification, and the accurate determination of cause and manner of death(2) Decrease the number of days between submission of a sample and delivery of test results to the requesting agency; and, (3) Eliminate/reduce the backlog of samples and unidentified human remains awaiting forensic analysis.
The Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory and State Medical Examiners Office proposes to use FFY 2015 Coverdell grant funds to: (1) Purchase Raman based hand held controlled substance analysis devices; and,(2) Accredited forensic training for forensic pathologists not offered in Alaska
These items and activities will support the achievement of the goals and objectives of this project.
- Delinquent and Criminal Behaviors of Parents and Their Adolescent Children: A Prospective Intergenerational Study of Children of Former Juvenile Offenders
- Investigating the Effectiveness of the School Security Climate on Student Connectedness and School Performance
- Trends in Arrests and Investigative Techniques of Technology-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes: The 4th National Juvenile Online Victimization Study