Stability of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in contaminated fingermarks probed by Raman Spectroscopy: Effect of temperature and time since deposition
Digital Transformation of Cold Case Reviews: Prevalence, Challenges, and Benefits of Just Resolutions
Shedding Light on Assault
Footwear Databasing to Support Forensic Intelligence
What’s Possible with Rapid DNA Technology?
NIJ scientist Tracey Johnson joins science writer Sarah Michaud in this episode. They discuss Rapid DNA technology, and Tracey explains the complexities of this technology – its pitfalls and its possibilities.
Reading and Resources from NIJ:
Conference Proceedings: 2022 Firearm and Toolmarks Policy and Practice Forum
Comparing footwear impressions that are close non-matches using correlation-based approaches
Scalable Multiphone Targeted Data Extraction System
FY 2021 MDSP - Expanding Targeted Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Capabilities for Controlled Substance Analysis
A Unique Approach to a Crime Gun Intelligence Center with the Inclusion and Support of 3D Virtual Comparison Technologies
U.S. National Footwear Database System Feasibility Study
Expanding Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System
In 2004, the National Institute of Justice created the social science research on forensic sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research from the SSRFS program focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.
Advances in Investigative Techniques: Drug Monitoring Programs
Lieutenant Piotrowski, New Jersey State Police, discusses drug monitoring programs. With this program, his agency collects multiple drug-related data sets to ultimately have an impact on mitigating the impact of drugs in his community. Topics include the benefits of implementing a drug monitoring program, some of the outcomes of the program, and how federal funding can help an agency start such a program.
Lieutenant Piotrowski participated in an NIJ Day panel at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Expo.
Notes From the Field
Those working in the criminal justice system should always use research and evidence to inform their policies, practices, and work. However, leaders often need to make decisions based on limited information and under unpredictable or even volatile circumstances. Sometimes there simply isn’t research available yet to help inform decisions on emerging issues.
Notes From the Field is not a research-based publication. Instead, it presents lessons...
What You Can't Buy, Can't Kill You
Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor for Rapid Opioid Detection in Seized Substances
Reducing Gun Violence through Integrated Forensic Evidence Collection, Analysis and Sharing
Using Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Expose Darknet Opioid Traffickers
Assessing automated image analysis and stable isotope signatures for small arms propellant differentiation and brand identification
Development of next-generation fingermark lifters and on-the-spot visualization devices
An Investigation into the genetic basis of human facial morphology and its prediction from DNA, using a globally distributed panel of individuals from the US and Europe.
Familial DNA Database Search System-Hardware/Software Integration Project
Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Past and Present Fellows
The following table presents NIJ's Graduate Research Fellows since 2000. When available, the project titles are linked to an abstract of the fellow's final report, from which you also can download the full report.
|Year and Award Number||Fellow, University and Dissertation Chair (if available)||Project Title (linked to description or final report if available)||Amount|
|2020-R2-CX-0016||Bryan Holmes, University...|