Drugs and Crime Research Projects

The following table — Drugs and Crime Research Awards, 2003–2012 — shows awards made by NIJ for drugs and crime research projects.

Both ongoing and completed projects are included. Project titles for completed awards are linked to the substantive report submitted to NIJ at the completion of the project if available.

Drugs and Crime Research Awards, 2003-2012
(links to description or abstract if available)
Grantee Category Award Number Amount
Drug Markets
Monitoring Drug Epidemics and the Markets That Sustain Them Using ADAM II National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. Drug Markets 2010-IJ-CX-0011 $37,966
Dynamics of Retail Methamphetamine Markets in New York City National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
Travis Wendel
Drug Markets 2007-IJ-CX-0110 $475,337
The Context of Drug Markets: An Examination of the Direct and Indirect Influence of Gender in Drug Market Activities Arizona State University
Cheryl Lee
Drug Markets 2004-IJ-CX-0014 $34,946
The Chinese Connection: The Changing Patterns of Drug Trafficking in the Golden Triangle Rutgers University
Adrienne Walker-Lane
Drug Markets 2004-IJ-CX-0023 $199,915
Race and Drug Arrests: Specific Deterrence and Collateral Consequences University of South Florida Epidemiology 2011-IJ-CX-0004 $93,553
Roads Diverge: Long-term Patterns of Relapse, Recidivism, and Desistance for a Reentry Cohort University of Delaware
Ronet Bachman
Epidemiology 2008-IJ-CX-0017 $586,816
Gender, Mental Illness, and Crime Portland State University
Melissa Thompson
Epidemiology 2007-IJ-CX-0004 $34,999
Alcohol Availability, Distribution Policies, and Their Relationship to Crime and Alcohol-Related Injury Urban Institute
Caterina Roman
Epidemiology 2006-IJ-CX-0012 $105,989
Drug-Facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study of Prevalence and Case Characteristics Among College Students and Other Young Women Medical University of South Carolina
Dean Kilpatrick
Epidemiology 2005-WG-BX-0006 $447,796
Exploring the Drugs/Crime Connection within the Electronic Dance and Hip Hop Nightclub Scenes University of Delaware
Tammy Anderson
Epidemiology 2004-IJ-CX-0040 $283,563
The Prevalence, Context, and Reporting of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault on University Campuses Research Triangle Institute
Don Enichen
Epidemiology 2004-WG-BX-0010 $419,339
Market Disruption
Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs: Policy Change, Law Enforcement Activity, and Diversion Tactics University of Central Florida Drug Markets 2012-R2-CX-0006 $250,000
Optimizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to Support Law Enforcement Activities University of Kentucky Research Foundation Drug Markets 2012-R2-CX-0007 $363,226
Identifying High Risk Prescribers Using PDMP Data: A Tool For Law Enforcement The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Drug Markets 2012-R2-CX-0002 $249,983
Evaluating and Improving Law Enforcement Cooperation in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations American University Market Disruption 2011-IJ-CX-0001 $453,112
An Experimental Evaluation of the BJA DMI Training and Technical Assistance Initiative RAND Corporation Market Disruption 2010-DJ-BX-1672 $2,914,961
Creating a Better Understanding Of Cross-Jurisdictional Task Forces On The Border: An Evaluation Of Two Efforts To Target Drugs And Violence In San Diego County San Diego Association of Governments Market Disruption 2010-SS-B9-0001 $299,136
A Collaborative Approach to Eliminating Street Drug Markets through Focused Deterrence University of North Carolina Greensboro
Tim Shelton
Market Disruption 2006-IJ-CX-0034 $283,001
Controlled Substance Case Processing Descriptive Study Research Triangle Institute
Kevin Strom
Market Disruption ASP Task T-021 $250,000
The Effect of Law Enforcement on Drug Markets and Drug Use Abt Associates, Inc.
Bill Rhodes
Market Disruption 2005-IJ-CX-0024 $269,495
Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From Policy to Practice Andrews University
Duane McBride
Market Disruption 2005-IJ-CX-0028 $324,764
Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces, Phase II: Tool Development and Production Abt Associates
Bill Rhodes
Market Disruption 2005-DD-BX-0002 $474,435
Prevention and Intervention
Effect of Prison-Based Alcohol Treatment: A Multi-site Process and Outcome Evaluation University of Texas as San Antonio Prevention and Intervention 2010-RT-BX-0103 $300,000
Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment: A Randomized Trial of a Validated Assessment Tool in Three NYC Drug Courts Center for Court Innovation Prevention and Intervention 2010-IJ-CX-0031 $389,093
Evaluation of the Second Chance Act Reentry Courts Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc. Prevention and Intervention 2010-RY-BX-0001 $2,988,850
A Natural Experiment in Reform: Analyzing Drug Law Policy Change in NYS Vera Institute of Justice Prevention and Intervention 2010-IJ-CX-0030 $699,937
A Follow-up Evaluation of Hawaii's HOPE Probation Pepperdine University Prevention and Intervention 2010-IJ-CX-0016 $191,707
Evaluating a Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program in Delaware: A Randomized Trial University of Delaware
Daniel O'Connell
Prevention and Intervention 2009-IJ-CX-0003 $499,631
From Inception to Implementation: How the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Has Affected the Case Processing and Sentencing of Drug Offenders in One CA County University of California, Irvine
Christine Gardiner
Prevention and Intervention 2007-IJ-CX-0031 $19,991
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of KS Senate Bill 123 Loyola University Chicago
Don Stemen
Prevention and Intervention 2006-IJ-CX-4032 $203,552
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of KS Senate Bill 123 Vera Institute of Justice
Don Stemen
Prevention and Intervention 2006-IJ-CX-0032 $38,799
A Cost Evaluation of Drug Court Programs Compared to State Mandate non-Drug Court Treatment Programs Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Shannon Carey
Prevention and Intervention 2005-IJ-CX-0010 $284,715
Multisite Comparison of 17 Adult Drug Courts: Typology, Outcomes and Cost Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Shannon Carey
Prevention and Intervention 2005-M-114 $55,158
An Impact and Cost-Benefit Evaluation of the Oxford House Substance Free Transitional Housing Model Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Mike Finigan
Prevention and Intervention 2005-DD-BX-1009 $662,455
Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance?s Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Demonstration Programs University of Arizona
Jeanette Hassin
Prevention and Intervention 2005-AC-BX-0011 $457,200
An Empirical Investigation of ?Going to Scale? in Drug Interventions Urban Institute
John Roman, Avi Bhati
Prevention and Intervention 2005-DC-BX-1064 $196,495
Drug Court Evaluation Training and Technical Assistance National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Carolyn Hardin
Prevention and Intervention 2004-DC-BX-K005 $295,723
Anchorage Wellness Court Evaluation University of Alaska, Anchorage
Robert Langworthy
Prevention and Intervention 2003-DD-BX-1015 $633,880
Multi-site Adult Drug Court Evaluation The Urban Institute, RTI International and the Center for Court Innovation
Shelli Rossman
Prevention and Intervention 2003-DC-BX-1001 $6,500,000
Swiftness and Certainty in Enforcing Probation Conditions: Hawaii HOPE University of California, Los Angeles
Angela Hawken
Prevention and Intervention 2007-IJ-CX-0033 $139,530,
Technology and Forensics
Improved Detection of Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts") in Forensic Toxicology Samples Sam Houston State University Technology and Forensics 2012-R2-CX-K003 $190,227
Transition Metal Cluster Compounds for the Fluorescent Identification and Trace Detection of Substances of Abuse University of Central Florida Technology and Forensics 2012-R2-CX-K005 $163,385
Forensic Chemistry of Substituted 1-Alkyl-3-Acylindoles: Isomeric Synthetic Cannabinoids. Auburn University Technology and Forensics 2012-DN-BX-K026 $865,784
The Evaluation of Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) for High Throughput Analysis of Controlled Substances and Toxicology in Forensic Sciences Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2012-R2-CX-K004 $331,494
Characterization of Designer Drugs: Chemical Stability, Exposure, and Metabolite Identification Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2012-R2-CX-K001 $799,360
Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Designer Drugs of the Piperazine Class Auburn University Technology and Forensics 2011-DN-BX-K530 $484,819
Separation and Identification of Drugs of Abuse Using ESI-IMS-MS Florida International University Technology and Forensics 2011-DN-BX-K531 $241,447
Comprehensive Forensic Toxicological Analysis Of Designer Drugs The Florida International University Board of Trustees Technology and Forensics 2011-DN-BX-K559 $143,225
Development of a Modern Compendium of Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals McCrone Research Institute Technology and Forensics 2011-DN-BX-K528 $199,712
Prediction of Drug Interactions with Methadone, Buprenorphine and Oxycodone from in vitro Inhibition of Metabolism University of Utah Technology and Forensics 2011-DN-BX-K532 $1,058,604
Raman Spectroscopy with Multi-component Searching for Complex Clandestine Laboratory Sample Analysis Commonwealth of Kentucky Technology and Forensics 2010-DN-BX-K178 $118,195
Research and Development on Instrumental Analysis for Forensic Science Applications Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Technology and Forensics 2010-DN-BX-K201 $258,054
Expansion of a Cheminformatic Database of Spectral Data for Forensic Chemists and Toxicologists Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2010-DN-BX-K177 $499,804
Analysis of Cocaine Analytes in Human Hair II: Evaluation of Different Hair Color and Ethnicity Types Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2008-DN-BX-K179 $519,146
VT 2008 Research and Development in the Area of Controlled Substances Detection and Analysis Vermont Department of Public Safety Technology and Forensics 2008-DN-BX-K161 $92,888
Development of a Thin Layer Chromatography Method for the Separation of Enantiomers Using Chiral Mobile Phase Additives Virginia Department of Forensic Science Technology and Forensics 2008-DN-BX-K140 $49,774
Development of an AccuTOF-DART Database of Potential Toxins and Drugs for Use by Forensic Laboratories (pdf, 46 pages) Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2008-DN-BX-K180 $817,415
Designer Amphetamines in Forensic Toxicology: Analysis and Prevalence Sam Houston State University Technology and Forensics 2008-DN-BX-K126 $465,492
MicroCantilever (MC) based Robust Sensing Approach for Controlled Substances Ames Laboratory Technology and Forensics 2008-90092-IA-DN $685,000
Evaluation of New and Nobel Direct Sample Introduction, Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Instrument for Postmortem Toxicology Screen Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2006-DN-BX-K014 $484,545
Development and Production of Reference Materials for Control and Calibration of Hair Drug Testing Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2006-DN-BX-K012 $212,344
Field Detection of Drug and Explosive Odor Signatures using SPME-IMS Florida International University Technology and Forensics 2006-DN-BX-K027 $480,881
Synthesis and Analytical Profiles for Regiosomeric and Isobaric Amines Related to MDMA, MDEA and MBDB: Differentiation of Drug and non-Drug Substances of Mass Spectral Equivalence Auburn University Technology and Forensics 2006-DN-BX-K016 $533,746
Analysis of Cocaine Analytes in Human Hair: Evaluation of Concentration Ratios in Different Hair Types, Cocaine Sources, Drug User Populations, and Surface-Contaminated Specimens Research Triangle Institute Technology and Forensics 2006-DN-BX-K019 $200,307
Enhanced Studies of LC/MS/MS Capabilities to Analyze Toxicology Postmortem Samples Georgia Bureau of Investigation Technology and Forensics 2006-DN-BX-K015 $136,220
Scientific Working Dog Group and Orthogonal Detectors (SWGDOG) Florida International University Technology and Forensics 2005-IJ-CX-K031 $370,823
Enhanced Forensic Mass Spectrometry Methods West Virginia University Research Corporation Technology and Forensics 2005-IJ-CX-K014 $169,091
The development of microfluidic devices for the rapid isolation and detection of drugs of abuse Florida International University Technology and Forensics 2004-WG-BX-K077 $499,865
Proposal for Forensic Analysis of Evidence from Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division Technology 2003-LT-BX-K004 $316,222
Use of LC/MS/MS to Rapidly Perform First-Pass Screening for Drugs and Poisons in Postmortem Toxicology Cases Georgia Bureau of Investigation Technology and Forensics 2003-IJ-CX-K007 $407,451
Application of Solid Phase Microextraction Methods for Forensic Toxicological Analysis of Postmortem and Decomposed Samples Sam Houston State University Technology and Forensics 2003-IJ-CX-K002 $58,264
Date Modified: October 10, 2012