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Research Focus Areas

The Forensic Science Research Program accelerates the development of science-based measurement methods, standards, tools, and assessments to underpin reliable, accurate, interoperable, and validated forensic analysis.

Our objectives are to strengthen the quality and practice of forensic science by conducting impactful research and development; producing reference materials, data, and tools; creating guidelines and manuals; supporting method testing, evaluation, and validation; and fostering partnerships with forensic stakeholders.  

Focus Areas: 

Digital Evidence

DNA and Biological Evidence (Genetics) 

Drugs and Toxicology

Evidential Statistics

Fingerprint and Pattern Evidence (Biometrics) 

Firearms and Toolmarks

Trace Evidence

 

Contacts

Forensic Science Research Program Manager

Created July 18, 2016, Updated February 27, 2022