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Infrastructure for Establishment of the North Carolina Forensic Sciences Institute

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $175,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The North Carolina State University will utilize the FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award to establish several critical infrastructure and equipment components that will be pillars of a new North Carolina Forensics Science Institute. In particular it will establish equipment and infrastructure support for a new Forensic Analytical Textile Chemistry Laboratory for a Ph.D. dissertation and M.S. thesis research project requiring a high performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer; a Forensic Entomology Research Laboratory for a Ph.D. dissertation research project requiring incubators; a Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory for MS Thesis research projects requiring a bone density scanner; a Forensic Geophysical and Archaeological Research Laboratory requiring remote sensing equipment; the first Forensic Science Field Research facility in North Carolina. The funds will be expended for personnel, remote sensing equipment, incubator, spectrometer, and a security fence for their human decay facility. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2010