NIJ seeks proposals for research and development to enhance forensic crime scene examination and medicolegal investigations. Proposed projects may focus on, but are not limited to, crime scene examination, medicolegal death investigations, forensic pathology, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, and fire scene analysis. In FY 2010, priority will be given to research that focuses on new or improved forensic tools and technologies that will allow for the detection and identification of evidence at a crime scene; tools and technologies to assist the forensic pathologist and medicolegal death investigator in determining the cause and manner of death; research and development into the use of forensic virtual autopsy as a tool in post-mortem examination; studies in forensic taphonomy to better estimate time since death; research into the cause and manner of suspicious pediatric deaths; forensic studies on the physics of wounding as related to trauma analysis; and updated forensic morphometric standards to better assess the biological profile of unidentified human remains.
Number of Awards: 7
Total Amount Awarded: $3,001,014