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NIJ FY 10 ORE Social Science Research in Forensic Science

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Forensic science, particularly in the area of DNA, has experienced numerous advances over the past decade. Improvements in science and technology have increased capabilities to use DNA in terms of the amount of evidence needed to obtain DNA, the speed of DNA processing, and the range of crimes DNA can help solve. NIJ seeks to fund research that examines the impact of these forensic advances on the criminal justice system, as well as examine the impact of changes in policies to adapt to the more widespread use of DNA.


Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $692,861

Date Created: March 4, 2010