With this solicitation, NIJ seeks concept papers for research and development to enhance
forensic crime scene examinations, specifically:
1. Small, rugged, less costly, less labor-intensive, and nondestructive analytical tools and
technologies for onsite presumptive and/or confirmatory analysis of forensic evidence at a
2. Sample location, identification, capture, and stabilization technology suitable for recovering
trace particulate, liquid, chemical, and biological evidence at a crime scene.
3. Improving basic and fundamental understanding of chemical and biological signatures found
at crime scenes.
Forensic crime scene evidence typically consists of, but is not limited to latent prints, blood
splatter, blood, semen, hairs, fibers, gun shot residue, explosive residue, and fire debris.