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NIJ FY 13 Social Science Research on Forensic Science

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NIJ seeks proposals for social science research on forensic science. Some of the forensic disciplines, particularly in the area of DNA, have experienced numerous advances over the last decade. NIJ is interested in stimulating research to examine the impact of these forensic advances on the criminal justice system and changes in policies to adapt to the greater use of forensic evidence. NIJ has identified several areas of interest for this solicitation, including issues related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations, familial DNA searching, and research on the rate of wrongful convictions. Research proposed under this solicitation should have direct implications for policy and/or practice in the criminal justice system, and these implications should be clearly stated in the application.


Number of Awards: 7
Total Amount Awarded: $2,521,254

Date Created: February 13, 2013