2016 NIJ R&D Series Anthropology & Microbial Forensics

2016 NIJ R&D Series Anthropology & Microbial Forensics


Afternoon Session I:

Anthropology & Microbial Forensics The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice (2) Result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.


  • Rebecca Ferrell | NSF and NIJ - A Partnership to Advance Fundamental Research in Forensic Science
  • Natalie Langley | The Transformation of Data Collection Procedures for Forensic Skeletal Material: Evaluating Osteometric Data in Forensic Anthropology, Award: 2013-DN-BX-K038
  • Dawnie Steadman | A Multidisciplinary Validation Study of Nonhuman Animal Models for Human Decomposition Research, Award: 2013-DN-BX-K037
  • Heather Jordan | Postmortem Changes and Translocation of Bacterial Community Structure and Function for use in Criminal Investigations, Award: 2014-DN-BX-K008

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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