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Forensic Science Research and Development

Through its funding of forensic science research and development, NIJ continues to advance the speed, accuracy, and scope of forensic analysis, which ultimately bolsters the administration of justice. NIJ affirms that scientific advancements and technological breakthroughs are essential to the continued growth and strengthening of the forensic sciences.  

Creating and Maintaining Sustainable Cold Case Units

As a matter of public safety and to ensure justice for victims, a priority of all law enforcement agencies – federal, state, and local – is to solve all cases, regardless of the amount of time that has passed.