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Arizona Hair Microscopy Review & DNA Testing Program

Award Information

Award #
2017-DY-BX-0005
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2017
Total funding (to date)
$509,193

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $509,193)

The Arizona Forensic Science Advisory Committee will focus on hair microscopy evidence used to obtain convictions. The mission of a new multidisciplinary Task Force is to identify hair microscopy cases throughout the state of Arizona; note erroneous testimony; determine which cases are appropriate for DNA analysis to resolve a claim of innocence; locate evidence; and seek DNA testing.

ca/ncf

Date Created: September 29, 2017