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 crime scene. 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.
Number of Awards: 3
Total Amount Awarded: $697,304
Development of an Optical Hand-Held Biological Evidence Detection System - miniaturize fluorescence-based biological material detector to allow detection and differentiation of crime scene evidence.
Enhanced Visualization of Bloodstains
Field Detection of Drug and Explosive Odor Signatures Using SPME-IMS
- NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories
- NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice: Diversion and Restorative Justice
- NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories