Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $310,427)
The Alameda County Sheriffs Office Crime Laboratory Forensic Biology Unit (FBU) has three (3) attainable goals at the heart of this proposal in order to increase efficiency, decrease turnaround times, and eliminate the backlog of cases in the FBU. Goal 1 is to validate the robotic liquid handler for automating the differential extraction process for sexual assault evidence. Goal 2 is to validate and implement DNA calling software for use with probabilistic genotyping software. Goal 3 is to outsource DNA cases to reduce the backlog.
- Investigating the Effectiveness of the School Security Climate on Student Connectedness and School Performance
- Enhancements to the Medical Examiner''s Office in preparation for accreditation by The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
- Douglas County, Nebraska Sexual Assault Kit Research Project