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NIJ FY 09 Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the Accuracy, Reliability, and Measurement Validity of Forensic Science Disciplines

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NIJ seeks qualified applicants to conduct research to improve the understanding of the accuracy, reliability, and measurement validity in the forensic science disciplines within the context of their criminal justice applications. Through this solicitation, NIJ seeks qualified applicants to conduct validation studies and research to improve the scientific foundation of individual disciplines across the following categories. - Firearms and toolmark identification. - Questioned documents. - Trace evidence, with emphasis on microscopic examination techniques. - Fire debris analysis and arson scene investigations. - Latent print and other pattern/impression evidence. - Blood pattern analysis. - Digital evidence


Number of Awards: 16
Total Amount Awarded: $7,998,222

Date Created: May 5, 2009