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Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Past and Present Fellows

The following table presents NIJ's Graduate Research Fellows since 2000. When available, the project titles are linked to an abstract of the fellow's final report, from which you also can download the full report.

Graduate Research Fellows Since 2000
Fiscal Year Award Number Fellow, University and Dissertation Chair (if available) Project Title (linked to description or final report if available) Amount
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01954-TITL Faith English, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST Cannabis liberalization policies and trends in cannabis-related school-based discipline: Examining sociodemographic disparities in Massachusetts $111,000
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01953-NONF Makayla Burden, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Military Sexual Trauma Experiences of Female Veterans in Michigan $116,692
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01952-TITL Leah Ouellet, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY A multilevel analysis of juvenile life without parole and its reform: understanding the people, places, and politics that shape policy. $166,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01951-TITL Kelsey E. Tom, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Thriving, Not Surviving: Refocusing Juvenile Justice Assessments and Strategies $89,763
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01950-RESS Daphne Patten, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY Beyond Suspect Identification: Fingerprint Aging with Machine Learning and Multidimensional Chemical Analysis $111,000
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01949-RESS Gaurav Duggal, VIRGINIA TECH Next Generation Emergency Networks $166,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01948-RESS Remy Nguyen, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ Development of computational methods for genetic identification and kinship analysis of forensic samples $111,000
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01947-RESS April Miin Miin Chai, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY The Mortal Tragedy: Analyzing Body Disposal Patterns in Homicide Cases $166,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01946-RESS Colleen Sbeglia, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE Losing Sleep and Losing Control: The Impact of Subjective and Objective Sleep on the Problem Behavior and Mental Health of Justice-Involved Young Adults $166,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01945-RESS Kaitlyn Bonilla, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Development of a Stable Matrix-Matched Standard for Molecular and Elemental Analysis of Hair in Forensic Toxicology $110,966
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01944-RESS Ciara Rhodes, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY Evaluation of cell capture and collection from bone $55,488
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01942-RESS Rachel Nesbit, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System-The Effect of Mandating Treatment for Convicted Individuals $25,655
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01941-RESS Kamali'ilani T. E. Wetherell, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS Assessing Solvability Factors in Missing Person Cases: A Mixed-Method Approach $110,998
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01940-RESS Leah Auchter, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO Ontogenetic Study of the Pelvis Through Examination of Interlandmark Distances and Geometric Morphometric Analyses: Implications for Subadult Sex and Age Estimation $111,000
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01939-RESS Rhian Dunn, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Sampling and Selection Bias in Research using Documented Skeletal Collections $78,656
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01938-RESS Marilyn Ee, SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY California: A Decade of Decarceration $32,203
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01937-RESS Savannah Reitzel, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY THRIVE: Transformative Health and Reproductive Information for Incarcerated Women's Empowerment. $144,891
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01935-NONF Nicole Asa, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Washington State and their Impact on Firearm-Related Arrests and Convictions $166,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01934-RESS Peizhao Li, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Regulating Data Bias in Intelligent Decision Making $55,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01933-RESS You Zhang, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Audio Deepfake Detection for Forensics and Security $64,003
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01932-RESS Tin Trung Nguyen, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK Operationalizing the Individual versus Group Fairness Dichotomy for Recidivism Risk Assessment: US Legal Challenges and Technical Proposals $166,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01931-RESS Rebecca Tublitz, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE Pretrial Policy Change and Place: Evaluating the Impacts of Maryland's Bail Reform on Crime and Pretrial Outcomes across Courts $55,500
2023 15PNIJ-23-GG-01930-RESS Hayley Wight, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY We Met Them Where They Are, But Is It Enough? A Qualitative Examination Of A Co-Response Outreach Program Servicing Vulnerable Populations in Philadelphia $136,485
2020 2020-R2-CX-0046 Allison Sherier, University of North Texas Health Science Center Genetic distance to improve human identification from the skin microbiome $81,058
2020 2020-R2-CX-0045 Lindamarie Olson, University of Houston Neurofeedback-Enhanced Trauma Treatment for Adolescents in Residential Treatment (Doctoral Student: Lindamarie Olson) $98,575
2020 2020-R2-CX-0044 Chenghui Zhang, University of Kentucky Social Construction of Hate Crime in the U.S.: A Factorial Survey Experiment $50,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0043 Mariah Moe, Texas State University Finding the Missing and Unidentified: The Application of Predictive Modeling, Ground-Penetrating Radar, and Small Unmanned Aircraft-Mounted Infrared Imagery for the Detection of Unmarked Graves $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0042 Emilie Wiedenmeyer, Texas State University An examination of musculoskeletal markers in modern populations for forensic analysis and identification purposes $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0041 Petra Banks, Texas State University Skeletal Blast Trauma: determining the effect of known and experimental blast events on trauma patterns, fracture behavior, and blast scene recovery approaches $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0040 Sanne Aalbers, University of Washington Statistical evaluation of forensic sequencing profiles $107,205
2020 2020-R2-CX-0037 Katherine Ingram, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Preventing the next sext: A behavioral economic approach to understanding nude photo sharing decisions in a high school community $100,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0036 Kathryn Vannoy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Modified Microelectrode Arrays for Rapid In-Field Analysis of Trace Illicit Substances in Oral Fluid $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0035 Teresa Tiedge, North Carolina State University Utilizing eDNA from Four Biological Taxa Associated with Geologic Evidence for Sample-to-Sample Comparisons and Study Site Separation $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0034 Julianne Sarancha, Arizona State University Isotope Analysis of Modern Remains in Forensics: Optimizing Sample Preparation Methods for Accurate and Reliable Carbonate and Collagen Isotope Analysis $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0033 Claire Kelling, Pennsylvania State University Advances in Spatial Statistical Methodology for Urban Crime $60,065
2020 2020-R2-CX-0032 Nidhi Sheth, Rutgers University-Camden Selectively analyzing and interpreting DNA from multiple donors with a full Single-Cell strategy $142,986
2020 2020-R2-CX-0031 Carolyn Lewis, Virginia Commonwealth University Developmental evaluation of a combinatorial qPCR multiplex for forensic body fluid identification $49,994
2020 2020-R2-CX-0030 Rachelle Turiello, University of Virginia Methyl-PrepDisc: A Centrifugal Microfluidic Device for Forensic DNA Methylation Sample Preparation $147,766
2020 2020-R2-CX-0029 Balaji Sundararaman, University of California, Santa Cruz Develop non-PCR-based target enrichment reagents and methods for MPS analysis of forensic DNA $100,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0025 Helen Brandt, Binghamton University - SUNY A Virtual Anthropological Approach to the Study of Commingled Human Remains $138,704
2020 2020-R2-CX-0024 Stephanie Cole, University of Nevada, Reno Developing Subadult Sex Estimation Standards Using Adult Morphological Sex Traits and an Ontogenetic Approach $100,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0023 Ludmyla Santos Tavares, Florida International University LC-QqQ-MS screening assay for abused drug exposure based on covalent peptide/protein modification $100,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0022 Daniel Kosmas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks through Mathematical Modeling: Addressing Replacement Effects and Uncertain Information $100,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0021 Sade Lindsay, Ohio State University Effects of Contradictory Signals on Post-Prison Labor Market Outcomes $91,465
2020 2020-R2-CX-0020 Cassie Skipper, University of Nevada, Reno A Multi-Methodological Approach to Estimating Ancestry and Sex in Asian Groups for Forensic Casework $100,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0019 Kureva Matuku, Florida International University Alibi Generation: Improving innocents suspects' accuracy and examining alibi discriminability using a novel GPS paradigm $83,840
2020 2020-R2-CX-0018 Juhwan Seo, Cornell University Queering the American Family: Same-Sex Couples and the Marriage Green Card Process $150,000
2020 2020-R2-CX-0017 Leevia Dillon, John Jay College Investigating Key Risk Factors across Violent and Non-Violent Extremists in the United States $74,406
2020 2020-R2-CX-0016 Bryan Holmes, University of Cincinnati The Only Thing Constant is Change: A Longitudinal Analysis of Race, Gender, and District-Level Effects in Federal Sentencing, 1998 - 2016 $74,722
2019 2019-V3-GX-0001 Patricia Sattler, University of Kansas Center for Research Marco-level Influences on Police Decision-Making and Engagement with Victims of Serious Violent Crimes: A Narrative Case Study of Two States $78,783
2019 2019-R2-CX-0052 Devora Gleiber, Texas State University Detection and diagnosis of mobility impairment via cortical and trabecular bone properties to aid in the identification of human remains in a medicolegal context $150,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0051 Zachary Goecker, University of California, Davis Personal Identification and Ancestral Characterization from Genetically Variant Peptides in Human Hair $50,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0050 Courtney Siegert, Texas State University A Multifactorial Approach to Estimating Geographic Origin of Hispanics Using Cranial and Dental Data $150,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0049 Isaac Miller-Crews, University of Texas at Austin Development of a 2bRAD-seq paternity testing pipeline for complex and mixed DNA samples $150,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0048 Ema Graham, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Development of a Human Virome Based Microarray as a Forensic Tool $146,805
2019 2019-R2-CX-0047 Cortney Hulse, University of Nevada, Reno Blunt Force Trauma to the Ribs: Creating Predictive Models $100,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0046 Tyson Baird, Virginia Commonwealth University The Effects of Synthetic Cathinone Chirality on Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics and Its Implications for Forensic Toxicology $149,960
2019 2019-R2-CX-0045 Juan Canoura, Florida International University Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor for Rapid Identification of Marijuana from Hemp $50,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0044 William Feeney, West Virginia University Validation of a Single Instrument, Single Sample Protocol for the Detection of the Inorganic and Organic Constituents of Firearms Discharge Residue $100,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0043 Katherine Smart, University of North Texas Novel GLC-based Method for Identification of Positional Isomeric Fentanyls $50,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0042 Julia Deeb-Swihart, Georgia Tech Advancing Visual Analytics and Computational Science to Combat Human Trafficking $86,428
2019 2019-R2-CX-0041 Ali Dabouei, West Virginia University Latent Fingerprint Image Enhancement & Matching Using Deep Generative Adversarial Networks $99,618
2019 2019-R2-CX-0039 Luz Kelley, University of Central Florida Forensic Application of Pollen DNA Barcoding $150,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0038 Keyonna McKinsey, University of Louisville Differentiating Abuse from Accident in Young Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Biomechanical Assessment of Fracture Risk $142,957
2019 2019-R2-CX-0037 Joseph Cox, West Virginia University Extraction and quantification of fentanyl and metabolites from complex biological matrices to support medicolegal death investigations $100,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0036 Rahul Rajendran, Tufts University Developing, Visualization, and Reporting a Combined 2D+3D Automated Dental Biometrics Identification System for Forensic Odontology $100,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0035 Shelby Khandasammy, University at Albany - SUNY Vibrational Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Organic Gunshot Residue: Detection, Identification and Characterization $150,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0011 Jaclyn Chambers, The Regents of the University of California Exploring the causal role of child welfare system experiences on juvenile justice involvement $99,995
2019 2019-R2-CX-0010 Kimberly Davidson, Pennsylvania State University The Experiences of Men with Substance Use Disorders Exiting Prison at the Height of the Opioid Crisis $91,097
2019 2019-R2-CX-0009 Hannah Klein, Temple University Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adolescent Gang Membership: Using Latent Class Analysis to Understand the Relationship $50,000
2019 2019-R2-CX-0008 Fiona Chan, Michigan State University Enhancing Corporate Crime Enforcement with Machine Learning: A Multidisciplinary Risk Factor Approach $28,283
2019 2019-R2-CX-0007 Emily Greene-Colozzi, John Jay College Mitigating the Harm of Public Mass Shootings through Situational Crime Prevention $141,033
2019 2019-R2-CX-0006 Haylea Hannah, University of Washington Enhancing Public Safety and Public Health: Informing Medication-Assisted Treatment Policies and Programs in the Criminal Justice System $145,611
2018 2018-R2-CX-0018 Heather Deel, Colorado State University Estimating the Postmortem Interval at Longer Timescales Using Bone $150,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0017 Aeriel Belk, Colorado State University Improving Machine Learning Methods for Predicting the Postmortem Interval Using Microbiome Data $150,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0016 Claire Cartozzo, Virginia Commonwealth University DNA Analysis and the Postmortem Submersion Interval from the Microbiome of Waterlogged Skeletal Remains $49,981
2018 2018-R2-CX-0014 Christiane Baigent, Southern Illinois University The Effect of Altitude on Decomposition: Toward an Understanding of the Postmortem Interval in the Rocky Mountain Region. $106,701
2018 2018-R2-CX-0013 Baichuan Yuan, University of California, Los Angeles Large-scale deep point process models for crime forecasting $149,999
2018 2018-R2-CX-0012  Meghan Fogerty, University at Albany - SUNY Detection and Identification of Psychoactive Material Based On SPME-facilitated DART-MS-derived Headspace Chemical Signatures and Chemometrics $100,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0011 Abdolmajid Yolmeh, Rutgers University Game theory applications in security? $150,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0010 Madeline Ausdemore, South Dakota State University Development of a probabilistic multiclass model selection algorithm for high-dimension and complex data encountered in forensic pattern and trace evidence. $149,942
2018 2018-R2-CX-0009 Korina Menking-Hoggatt, West Virginia University Characterization of Modern Ammunition and Background Profiles: A Novel Approach and Probabilistic Interpretation of Inorganic Gunshot Residue $100,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0008 Emily Lennert, University of Central Florida Analysis and Characterization of Smokeless Powders and Smokeless Powder Residues $150,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0007 Keunhye Park, University of Chicago The Influence of Social Surroundings on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Inovlvement of 17-year-olds Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood: A Longitudinal and Life-Course Approach $32,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0006 Kathryn Bocanegra, University of Chicago Neighborhood Context and Probation Outcomes $32,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0005 Ieke De Vries, Northeastern University Crime in Public Space and Online Domains: Commercial Sex and Sex Trafficking in Massage Businesses $32,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0004 Kyleigh Clark, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Informing The Utility of GPS Monitoring for Pretrial Probationary Supervision: An Examination of Reoffending and Collateral Consequences $31,989
2018 2018-R2-CX-0003 Lindsey Beltz, Washington State University Assessing Perceived Effects of I-502: A Survey on Recreational Cannabis in Washington State $32,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0002 Brent Klein, Michigan State University Pathways to School Shootings: An Integrated Developmental and Life Course Criminological Approach $32,000
2018 2018-R2-CX-0001 Kyla Bourne, University of Chicago Balancing Accuracy and Timeliness: The Stages of Criminal Prosecution in Cook County, IL $32,000
2017 2017-R2-CX-0010 Jun Chu, University at Buffalo - SUNY Deep Learning and Its Application to Forensic Data $44,348
2017 2017-R2-CX-0009 Jonathan Moss, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Extended Development, Verification, and Validation of a Blast Dynamics Simulator for Post-Blast Forensic Investigations $46,094
2017 2017-R2-CX-0008 Lois Stacy Taylor, University of Tennessee Soil fungal and nematode community changes as a methodology for determining long-term postmortem interval after cadaver mass loss $50,000
2017 2017-R2-CX-0007 Michael Dolan, Georgetown University A New Analytical Technique to Identify Surface Treatments of a Single Fiber $50,000
2017 2017-R2-CX-0006 Ewelina Mistek, University at Albany - SUNY Identification and Analysis of Body Fluid Traces Using ATR FT-IR Spectroscopy $49,993
2017 2017-R2-CX-0005 Kandyss Najjar, University of Central Florida Identification and Detection of Cosmetics Transferred during Close Personal Attacks $50,000
2017 2017-R2-CX-0004 Alexander Dedmon, University of California, Davis Seasonal Effects on Carrion Decomposition and Insect Colonization $50,000
2017 2017-R2-CX-0003 Kristen Fowble, University at Albany - SUNY Development and Application of Small-molecule Spatial Distribution Imaging: Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging-Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS) $50,000
2017 2017-R2-CX-0002 Alex J. Krotulski, Temple University A More Timely Process for Identifying and Analyzing Trends of Emerging Novel Psychoactive Substances in the United States $49,994
2017 2017-R2-CX-0001 Sangjun Lee, Purdue University Cybersecurity and Safety Challenges in Autonomous Vehicles: Threats Identification and Countermeasures Development $50,000
2017 2017-MU-CX-0009 Mary Cole, Ohio State University Optimizing Bone Loss Across the Lifespan: The Three-Dimensional Structure of Porosity in the Human Femoral Neck and Rib As a Metric of Bone Fragility $50,000
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0014 Amber Perenzin Askey, Temple University Quantifying Gang Locations: A systematic test of validity using a partial test of Messick's Unified Perspective $31,998
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0013 Mawia Khogali, John Jay College Officers' and Community Members' Evaluations of Police-Civilian Interactions $31,980
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0012 Elizabeth Webster, Rutgers University-Newark A Post-Conviction Mentality: Prosecutorial Assistance as a Pathway to Exoneration $31,771
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0011 Andrew Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stop Snitching or Keep Talking? Civilian Information Provision to the Baltimore Police $32,000
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0010 Rachel Wiley, University of North Texas Typing Highly Degraded DNA Using Circularized Molecules and Target Enrichment $46,155
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0008 Matthew Go, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Sex and Ancestry Estimation Methods in Modern Filipino Crania $48,165
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0007 Christopher Sundby, Vanderbilt University The Neuroscience of Evidentiary Rules: The Case of the Present Sense Impression $49,898
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0005 Jennett M. Chenevert, Florida International University Optimization of Pretreatment Parameters in Hair Analysis for Drugs of Abuse and Understanding Protein-Drug Physicochemical Interactions $50,000
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0004 Ashley Kimble, Florida International University Development of Improved Extraction/Purification Methods for LC-QqQ-MS Analysis of Novel Psychoactive Substances $50,000
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0003 Sarah Lum, University of Notre Dame Capillary Zone Electrophoresis Automated Fraction Collection for the Forensic Analysis of Sexual Assault Evidence $40,780
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0002 Caitlin Vogelsberg, Michigan State University Increasing identifications of deceased border crossers: investigating spatial and skeletal attributes of migrant deaths $36,148
2017 2017-IJ-CX-0001 Oscar Black, University of Mississippi Physical and Chemical Trace Evidence from 3D-Printed Firearms $50,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0023 Justin Firestone, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  Regulation of Synthetically Engineered Organisms as Sources of Bio-Hacking and Bio-Terrorism $50,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0022 Samuel Norris, Northwestern University The Intergenerational Consequences of Incarceration $32,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0021 Alex Reinhart, Carnegie Mellon University  Point process modeling with spatiotemporal covariates for predicting crime $49,548
2016 2016-R2-CX-0020 Crystal English, San Diego State University Development of Advanced Computational and Geographic Visualization Methods for Geospatial and Temporal Strategic Risk Assessment of Crime $50,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0019 Shady El Damaty, Georgetown University  Pattern Classification of Neurocognitive and Socio-Emotional Developmental Factors Underlying Violent Outcomes in Adolescents $50,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0017 Megan Denver, University at Albany - SUNY Targeting the "Absence" in a Desistance Framework: Balancing Risk and Rehabilitation in Mandated Criminal Background Check Employment Decisions $31,999
2016 2016-R2-CX-0016 Lisa Fedina, University of Maryland, Baltimore Understanding the Health Consequences of Sexual Victimization: Assessing the Impact of Social and Economic Factors $32,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0015 Ramya Mohan, University of California, Riverside Lightweight Impact-Resistant and Flame-Retardant Materials: Lessons from Biology $48,391
2016 2016-R2-CX-0014 Ahmed Khorshid, University of California, Irvine  Personal Telemetry Using Wireless Body Area Networks $47,783
2016 2016-R2-CX-0013 Zhengming Ding, Northeastern University  Deep Multi-Factor Forensic Face Recognition $50,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0012 Shruti Agarwal, Dartmouth College  DeGrade It $47,868
2016 2016-R2-CX-0011 Nelyan Lopez-Perez, Purdue University  Nanostructural Characterization of Ballistic Fiber Degradation $49,925
2016 2016-R2-CX-0010 Jaromir Savelka, University of Pittsburgh  Recommendation System for Statutory Interpretation in Cybercrime $49,356
2016 2016-R2-CX-0009 Sachiko Donley, University of California, Irvine You're Stressing Me Out: Adolescent Stress Response to Evaluation from Peers and its Effect on Risky Decision-Making $30,416
2016 2016-R2-CX-0008 Ty Miller, Purdue University Drugs, DUI, and Crime? What Are the Effects of Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado? $32,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0007 Julie Gerlinger, University of California, Irvine Structural Inequality in School Discipline:Regulating Intolerance in Public Schools $32,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0006 Cassandra Rausch, University of Louisville Furthering Understanding of Forensic Units: A Detailed Examination of Louisville Metro Police Dept.'s CSU $32,000
2016 2016-R2-CX-0001 Ajaya Neupane, University of Alabama at Birmingham  A Multi-Modal Neuro-Physiological Investigation of User-Centered Security $49,997
2016 2016-DN-BX-0011 Shyamalika Gopalan, Stony Brook University - SUNY Developing forensic epigenomic age-estimation tools for diverse populations $49,653
2016 2016-DN-BX-0010 Sarah Cunningham, Binghamton University - SUNY Microbial Community Succession in Human and Pig Decomposition $50,000
2016 2016-DN-BX-0009 Crystal Huynh, University at Albany - SUNY New concept for fingerprint analysis: bioaffinity-based systems utilizing amino acids $49,862
2016 2016-DN-BX-0008 Kelly O’Neill, Iowa State University Nanoparticles for Chemical Imaging of Latent Fingerprint $50,000
2016 2016-DN-BX-0007 Brandon Bills, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Development of Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry for the Detection of Acetyl Fentanyl and Synthetic Cannabinoids $48,406
2016 2016-DN-BX-0006 Stephanie Basiliere, Sam Houston State University  Improved Detection of Kratom Alkaloids in Forensic Toxicology $47,186
2016 2016-DN-BX-0005 Danielle Green, University of Central Florida  Characterization and Quantification of Microbial Degradation of Sexual Lubricants $50,000
2016 2016-DN-BX-0004 Yasmine Moustafa, University of Central Florida  Characterization of personal and condom lubricants using DART-TOFMS and comprehensive-GC-MS $50,000
2016 2016-DN-BX-0003 Christopher Maier, University of Nevada, Reno The Combination of Cranial Morphoscopic and Dental Morphological Methods to Improve the Forensic Estimation of Ancestry $31,974
2016 2016-DN-BX-0002 Jessica Gleba, Northeastern University  A mechanism-based forensic investigation into the postmortem redistribution of morphine $47,833
2016 2016-DN-BX-0001 Carrie Mayes, Sam Houston State University  Development and Evaluation of miRNA Panels for Body Fluid Identification Using Capillary Electrophoresis and Massively Parallel Sequencing Methods $47,186
2015 2015-R2-CX-0035 David Nash, University of Central Florida Low-cost Handheld Spectrometer and Cloud-Based Data Analysis for Improved Identification of Substances of Abuse $50,000
2015 2015-R2-CX-0034 Haixiang Yu, Florida International University Electrochemical and Colorimetric Aptamer-Based Sensors for Rapid On-site Screening of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Seized Substances and Biological samples. $50,000
2015 2015-R2-CX-0033 Shannon T. Krauss, University of Virginia Cost-Effective Printed Microfluidic Devices for Rapid Screening of Narcotics at the Point of Interdiction $50,000
2015 2015-R2-CX-0032 Stephen Raso, West Virginia University Evaluation of Acute Cell Toxicity of Pyrolytic Products of Synthetic Cannabinoids $45,683
2015 2015-R2-CX-0031 Jessica Winborn, Sam Houston State University Metabolism and Analysis of Desomorphine $46,008
2015 2015-R2-CX-0030 Rachel Houston, Sam Houston State University Development of a comprehensive genetic tool for identification of Cannabis sativa samples for forensic and intelligence purposes $46,008
2015 2015-R2-CX-0029 Amy Sorensen, Sam Houston State University Improved sample collection and preservation of DNA from decomposing human remains; A direct PCR approach for faster disaster victim identification (DVI) $46,008
2015 2015-R2-CX-0028 Douglas E. Armstrong, South Dakota State University Development and Properties of Kernel-Based Methods for the Interpretation and Presentation of Forensic Evidence $33,513
2015 2015-R2-CX-0024 Heather McKiernan, University of Denver Improving Seminal Fluid Detection Sensitivity in Extended Post-Coital Intervals by QQQ Mass Spectrometry $49,799
2015 2015-R2-CX-0023 Ryan Eller, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis An Investigation into the genetic basis of human facial morphology and its prediction from DNA, using a globally distributed panel of individuals from the US and Europe. $37,788
2015 2015-R2-CX-0021 Kyle Doty, University at Albany - SUNY Forensic Investigation of Bloodstains Using Raman Spectroscopy and Chemometrics: species differentiation, kinetic changes, donor age, and potential false positives $49,795
2015 2015-R2-CX-0020 Taryn O. Hall, University of Washington Population Genetic Issues for Forensic Y-chromosome Markers $48,922
2015 2015-R2-CX-0019 Claire Luber, University at Albany - SUNY Further Development of Raman Spectroscopy for Body Fluid Investigation: Method Advancement and Validation $42,520
2015 2015-R2-CX-0017 Ikwulono D. Unobe, Idaho State University Recovery of Defaced Serial Numbers Using Infrared Thermal Imaging $50,000
2015 2015-R2-CX-0012 Joana Antunes, Florida International University DNA methylation analysis using High Resolution Melt for body fluid identification in forensic sciences $49,994
2015 2015-R2-CX-0011 Timothy Coulther, Northeastern University Engineering a high-fidelity, damage-tolerant polymerase for forensic analysis of damaged DNA samples $45,863
2015 2015-R2-CX-0010 Darren Wood, West Virginia University Development of White-tailed Deer Genetic Database for the Forensic Identification of Poached Samples $50,000
2015 2015-R2-CX-0009 Allysha Powanda Winburn, University of Florida Skeletal Age Estimation in Modern U.S. Adults: The Effects of Activity, Body Mass, and Osteoarthritis on Age-Related Changes in the Acetabulum $42,671
2015 2015-R2-CX-0006 Khan Haque, The University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Research Fellowship: Simulation Tool to Assess Dynamic Strategies for Deployment of Police Resources $44,094
2015 2015-R2-CX-0005 Thomas Swearingen, Michigan State University Graduate Research Fellowship: Incorporating Graph-Based Models in a Deep Learning Framework for Operational Face Recognition $50,000
2015 2015-IJ-CX-0006 Melodie Foellmi, Fordham University Factors affecting the validity of a violence risk screening tool with psychiatric inpatients $28,388
2015 2015-IJ-CX-0005 Woojae Han, University at Albany - SUNY Impact of Community Treatment and Neighborhood Environment on Recidivism in Mental Health Courts $31,999
2015 2015-IJ-CX-0004 Leah Jacobs, University of California, Berkeley More than Mental Disorder: The Effects of Neighborhoods and Treatment on Recidivism for Probationers with Psychiatric Diagnoses $31,455
2015 2015-IJ-CX-0002 Julia Laskorunsky, Pennsylvania State University A Different Method of Predicting Risk: Unpacking the Potential of a Statewide Sentencing Risk Assessment $32,000
2015 2015-IJ-CX-0001 Anjuli Verma, University of California, Irvine California's "Realignment": Understanding Local Legal Compliance in a Potential Era of Prison Downsizing $32,000
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0017 Ben Fisher, Vanderbilt University The Effectiveness of School Resource Officers in Tennessee High Schools $32,000
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0011 Jonathan Davis, University of Chicago Re-engaging Justice-Involved Youth $29,799
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0009 Brook Kearley, University of Maryland Long Term Effects of Drug Court Participation Evidence from a 15-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial $31,982
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0008 Arna Carlock, University at Albany - SUNY Life fast, Die Young: Anticipated Early Death and Adolescent Violence and Gang Involvement $25,869
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0007 Cory Haberman, Temple University Cops on Dots Doing What? The Differential Effects of Law Enforcement-Oriented Actions in Hot Spots $24,999
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0006 Jillian Turanovic, Arizona State University The Age-Graded Consequences of Victimization $32,000
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0004 Jill Viglione, George Mason University Bridging the Research/Practice Gap: Street-level Decision Making and Historical Influences Related to the Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Probation $31,791
2014 2014-IJ-CX-0003 Ryan Labrecque, University of Cincinnati Reducing Prison Misconduct with Evidence-Based Administrative Segregation Policies $32,000
2014 2014-DN-BX-0003 Christy Mancuso, University of Utah Fingernails as Recorders of Region-of-Origin and Travel History $35,000
2014 2014-DN-BX-0002 Sean Tallman, University of Tennessee The Evaluation and Refinement of Nonmetric Sex and Ancestry Assessment Methods in Japanese and Thai Individuals $16,490
2014 2014-DN-BX-0001 Harish Swaminathan, Rutgers University-Camden Computational methods for the interpretation of forensic DNA samples $34,999
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0052 Megan Welsh, John Jay College How Women and Front-Line Workers Manage the Bureaucratic Process of Prisoner Reentry $30,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0044 Solmaz Amiri, Washington State University Testing a Geospatial Predictive Policing Strategy: Application of ArcGIS 3D Analyst Tools for Forecasting Commission of Residential Burglaries $28,132
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0043 Heather Harris, University of Maryland Peering into prison peer effects and their policy implications $30,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0042 Nora Wikoff, Washington University Labor Force Participation and Crime Among Severe and Violent Former Prisoners $25,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0041 Miriam Bohmert, Michigan State University Access to Transportation and Outcomes for Women on Probation and Parole $29,440
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0014 April Rand, University of Kansas Exiting the Commercial Sex Trade: An Exploratory Study $30,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0013 Christina Smith, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Social Networks and Organized Crime $24,990
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0012 Jonna Berry , Iowa State University Detection of Gunshot Residue in Blowfly Larvae, Decomposing Porcine Tissue, and Porcine Bone Using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry $30,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0011 Melinda Tasca, Arizona State University It's not all cupcakes and lollipops: An investigation of the predictors and effects of prison visitation for children during maternal and paternal incarceration. $25,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0010 Laura Smalarz, Iowa State University Pre-feedback eyewitness statements: Proposed inoculant and antidote for feedback effects on evaluations of eyewitness testimony $25,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0009 Marina Sorochinski, John Jay College Using Behavioral Patterns to Link Serial Rape Offenses: A Multidimensional Approach $18,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0008 Liana Taylor, Temple University Evidence-Based Treatment and Responsivity: Individual and Program Predictors of Recidivism During Juvenile Drug Court and Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment $25,000
2013 2013-IJ-CX-0007 Naomi Sugie, Princeton University Trajectories of job search and wellbeing among reentering individuals $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0044 Jonah Siegel, University of Michigan The Contextual Determinants and Implications of Back-end Sentencing $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0027 Hui Huang, University of Illinois Out of Home Placement Location and Juvenile Delinquency: the Investigation of Neighborhood Impact on Child Welfare Population's Juvenile Justice Involvement $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0022 Michael Winograd, Northwestern University Countermeasure Mechanisms and Ecological Validity of P300- Based Concealed Information Tests $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0020 Jordan Bechtold, University of California, Irvine Under the Radar or Under Arrest: How does Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Impact Delinquency and Academic Achievement? $24,999
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0019 Jisun Lee, University of Pennsylvania Development of Novel 1,2- Indanedione Fingerprint Reagents $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0018 Tia Stevens, Michigan State University Effects of County and State Economic, Social, and Political Contexts on Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Youth's Penetration into the Justice System $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0017 Laura Gaydosh, University of North Texas  Physical and Biochemical Factors Affecting the Recovery and Analysis of DNA from Human Skeletal Remains $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0016 Pamela Marshall, University of North Texas Development of an Analytical Approach for a Robust Probability Model for LCN DNA Profile Interpretation $24,988
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0007 Jenna Kieckhaefer, Florida International University Understanding Rapport-building in Investigative Interviews: Does Rapport's Effect on Witness Memory and Suggestibility Depend on the Interviewer? $24,999
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0006 Tracy Sohoni, University of Maryland The Effect of Collateral Consequence Laws on State Rates of Returns to Prison $25,000
2012 2012-IJ-CX-0005 Yasemin Gaziarifoglu, Rutgers University-Newark Identifying Risky Places for Street Robberies $25,000
2011 2011-JP-FX-0101 David Pyrooz, Arizona State University The Long-Term Consequences of Gang Membership $25,000
2011 2011-JB-FX-0062 Jamie Henderson, Temple University SORNA's Potential Effects on the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System $25,000
2011 2011-CD-BX-0205 Kevin Legg, University of Denver Development and Testing of a Rapid Multiplex Assay for the Identification of Biological Stains $25,000
2011 2011-CD-BX-0124 R. Bradley Patterson, George Mason University Advancing The Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curves to Measure Performance of Forensic Methods $25,000
2011 2011-CD-BX-0123 Katherine (Butler) Gettings, George Washington University Ancestry/Phenotype SNP Analysis & Integration with Established Forensic Markers $25,000
2010 2010-IJ-CX-1675 Lallen Johnson, Temple University Journeys to Buy and Sell Illegal Narcotics in Philadelphia Drug Markets $25,000
2010 2010-IJ-CX-0004 Kelly Socia, University at Albany - SUNY Residence Restriction Legislation and Sex Offender Residential Locations in New York $25,000
2010 2010-IJ-CX-0003 Matthew Ruther, University of Pennsylvania Immigrant Concentration and Homicide Mortality: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Effects of Ethnic Enclaves $25,000
2010 2010-IJ-CX-0002 Lori Sexton, University of California, Irvine Under the Penal Gaze: An Empirical Examination of Penal Consciousness Among Prison Inmates $24,950
2010 2010-IJ-CX-0001 Joshua Chanin, American University "Negotiated Justice" — The Legal, Administrative and Policy Implications of "Pattern or Practice" Police Misconduct Reform $25,000
2009 2009-IJ-CX-0025 Andrew M. Lemieux, Rutgers University-Newark Risks of Violence in Major Daily Activities, United States, 2003-2005 $20,000
2009 2009-IJ-CX-0024 Cynthia W. Weaver, University of Alabama Identifying Offending Trajectories for First-Time Youth Offenders $19,999
2009 2009-IJ-CX-0021 Bo Pietraszkiewicz, University of Connecticut Exploring the Genetic Diversity of Bacterial Populations in Soil for Forensic Applications $20,000
2009 2009-IJ-CX-0006 Roberta Belli, John Jay College Where Terrorists, Far-Right Extremists and Greedy Criminals Meet: A Comparative Study of Financial Crimes in the U.S. $20,000
2009 2009-IJ-CX-0005 Robin Conley, University of California, Los Angeles Discourses of Death: Language, Juries and "Future Danger" in Texas Death Penalty Trials $20,000
2009 2009-IJ-CX-0002 Shun-Yung Kevin Wang, Florida State University Employment, Ethnicity and Crime and Delinquency of Working Youth: A Longitudinal Study of Youth Employment $20,000
2008 2008-IJ-CX-0006 Gregory M. Zimmerman, University at Albany - SUNY Impulsivity and Collective Efficacy: Investigating the Person-Context Nexus $20,000
2008 2008-IJ-CX-0005 Jennifer E. Cobbina, University of Missouri, St. Louis From Prison to Home: Women's Pathways In and Out of Crime $20,000
2008 2008-IJ-CX-0004 Philip R. Kavanaugh, University of Delaware The Relationship Between Individual Disposition and Social Context in Criminal Offending and Victimization: A Storyline Approach $19,785
2007 2007-IJ-CX-0031 Christine L. Gardiner, University of California, Irvine From Inception to Implementation: How the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Has Affected the Case Processing and Sentencing of Drug Offenders in One California County $19,991
2007 2007-IJ-CX-0015 Lydia Brashear Tiede, University of California, San Diego Comparative Criminal Sentencing: The Effect of Mandatory and Advisory Constraints on Judicial Decision-Making $20,000
2007 2007-IJ-CX-0010 Benjamin Steiner, University of Cincinnati Maintaining Prison Order: Understanding Causes and Consequences of Inmate Misconduct Within and Across Ohio Correctional Facilities $20,000
2007 2007-IJ-CX-0007 Kristy N. Matsuda, University of California, Irvine The Impact of Incarceration on Young Offender Recidivism $20,000
2007 2007-IJ-CX-0006 Ruth Marie Garcia, Temple University An Integrated Perspective on Federal Correctional Officers and Levels of Perceived Risk $19,976
2007 2007-DN-BX-0013 Megan K. Moore, University of Tennessee Body-Mass Estimation by Biomechanical and Morphometric Methods $20,000
2007 2007-DN-BX-0006 Meredith A. Turnbough, University of North Texas Application of Molecular Genetics to Human Identity $20,000
2007 2007-DN-BX-0005 Yi Chen, Michigan State University Automated Fingerprint Matching Using Extended Feature Set $20,000
2007 2007-DN-BX-0004 Natalie R. Shirley, University of Tennessee Use of Innovative Methods to Determine the Most Sexually Dimorphic Dimensions of the Clavicle $20,000
2006 2006-IJ-CX-0003 Alicia Peter, Columbia University Trafficking in Meaning: Law, Victims and the State $20,000
2006 2006-IJ-CX-0002 Juan Pantano, University of California, Los Angeles Essays in Applied Microeconomics $20,000
2006 2006-IJ-CX-0001 Kevin Beaver, University of Cincinnati The Intersection of Genes, the Environment, and Crime and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Study of Offending $20,000
2006 2006-DN-BX-K002 Richard Kristinsson, University of Denver Mitochondrial DNA Mixture Separation, Development and Validation by Denaturing High-Performance Liquid Chromatography $20,000
2005 2005-WG-BX-0002 Kristin Carbone-Lopez, University of Minnesota In and Out of Harm's Way: Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Over the Life Course $20,000
2005 2005-WG-BX-0001 Clifton Emery, University of Chicago Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence $20,000
2005 2005-IJ-CX-K140 Tamar Awad, Auburn University Mass Spectral and Chromatographic Studies on a Series of Regioisomers and Isobaric Derivatives Related to Methylenedioxymethamines $20,000
2005 2005-IJ-CX-0014 Jeffrey Lin, New York University Exploring the Impact of Institutional Placement on the Recidivism of Delinquent Youth $20,000
2005 2005-DA-BX-K100 Joan Bienvenue, University of Virginia Development of Microdevice Solid-Phase Purification Utilizing Dual Pressure/Electro-Elution for Concentration and Enhanced Recovery of DNA $20,000
2004 2004-IJ-CX-0012 David Kirk, University of Chicago Unraveling the Neighborhood and School Effects on Youth Behavior $20,000
2004 2004-IJ-CX-0008 Lynn Urban, University of Missouri-St. Louis Deterrent Effect of Curfew Enforcement: Operation Nightwatch in St. Louis $20,000
2004 2004-IJ-CX-0006 Joseph Targonski, University of Illinois Chicago A Comparison of Imputation Methodologies in the Offenses-Known Uniform Crime Reports $19,997
2004 2004-DN-BX-K006 Amanda Hepler, North Carolina State University Bayesian Networks in Forensic Science: An Evolutionary Perspective $20,000
2003 2003-IJ-CX-1016 Catherine Bradshaw, Cornell University Testing a New Mediational Model of the Link Between Maltreatment and Reactive Aggression in Adolescence $20,000
2003 2003-IJ-CX-1007 Meagan Cahill, University of Arizona Geographies of Urban Crime: Neighborhood Specialization and Typology in Four U.S. Cities $20,000
2003 2003-IJ-CX-1005 Andrea Leverentz, University of Chicago People, Places, and Things: The Social Process of Reentry for Female Ex-Offenders $20,000
2003 2003-IJ-CX-1004 Ariana Wall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Frequency in the Child Welfare System: Influential Child and Caregiver Characteristics $20,000
2003 2003-IJ-CX-0003 Rachel Oakes, University of California, Los Angeles Family, School and Neighborhood Influences on Youth Violence $20,000
2002 2002-IJ-CX-0025 Jennifer Schwartz, Pennsylvania State University Comparative Analysis of Structural Covariates of Female and Male Offending Rates (1970-2000) $20,000
2002 2002-IJ-CX-0008 Jennifer N. Shaffer, Pennsylvania State University Adolescent Victimization and Offending: Specifying the Role of Peer Groups and Social Context $20,000
2002 2002-IJ-CX-0003 Noelle Fearn, University of Missouri-St. Louis The Influences of Community Context on the Processing and Sentencing of Felony Defendants in 54 U.S. Counties $15,000
2002 2002-IJ-CX-0002 Devah Iwalani Pager, University of Wisconsin The Consequences of a Criminal Record for Employment Opportunities $15,000
2001 2001-WT-BX-0505 Nancy Hirschinger Blank, Rutgers University-Newark Female-on-Female Assault in an Urban Area $15,000
2001 2001-WT-BX-0500 Lynette Chow, Pennsylvania State University Making decisions: A Multiple Models Approach to Assessing Risk of Repeat Domestic Violence $15,000
2001 2001-IJ-CX-0009 Dana Peterson Lynskey, University of Nebraska Omaha Explaining Males' and Females' Delinquency: A Multilevel Analysis of Individual and Contextual Factors $15,000
2001 2001-IJ-CX-0007 Paul J. Hirschfield, Northwestern University The Impact of Juvenile Justice Involvement on Educational Outcomes $15,000
2001 2001-IJ-CX-0005 Aaron Kupchik, New York University Between Two Worlds: Prosecuting Adolescents in Juvenile and Criminal Courts $14,942
2001 2001-IJ-CX-0003 Michele Moczygemba Connolly, University of Texas at Austin Offender Prediction and Classification: The Development of Fourth-Generation Predictors $15,000
2001 2001-IJ-CX-0001 Jonathan Dudek, MCP Hahnemann University When Silenced Voices Speak: An Exploratory Study of Prostitute Homicide $15,000
2000 2000-IJ-CX-0046 Jarret S. Lovell, Rutgers University-Newark Media Power and Information Control: A Study of Police Organizations and Media Relations $15,000
2000 2000-IJ-CX-0039 Stephanie M. Myers, University at Albany - SUNY Police Encounters with Juvenile Suspects: Explaining the Use of Authority and Provision of Support $15,000
Date Published: October 1, 2023