Ronald R. Scott, M.A., M.S.
Shooting Reconstruction - Firearms - Ballistics
Police Shootings - Firearms - Ballistics - Toolmarks - Shooting Investigations & Reconstruction - Crime Scenes - Gunshot Distance - Trajectory - Police Procedures - Hunting & Firearms Safety - Expert Witness
I am privileged to be one of a handful of persons with combined experience in both forensic and criminal investigations with hands-on involvement in literally thousands of cases from septuple homicides to defective design.
47 total years in ballistics and firearms including 23 years in forensic shooting reconstruction and investigation.
Former Commanding Officer of the Massachusetts State Police Firearms Section and member of the Firearms Review Board for officer involved shootings.
During 25+ years with the Massachusetts State Police, I have investigated, supervised, or assisted in every type of shooting incident; the crime lab averaged 1200-1700 cases annually for 350 cities/towns and all state and Federal agencies except the FBI.
In 2002, I combined a lifetime of education, training, and experience with shooting incidents, firearms, ballistics, gunshot wounds, shooting dynamics, crime scenes, forensics, and criminal investigation into private consulting in areas of:
Homicide – Suicide – Wrongful Death – Accidental Discharge
Police Involved Shootings
Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Ballistics (Internal, External, and Terminal)
Tool marks & microscopy (firearms identification)
Catastrophic failure resulting in death or serious injury
Hunting protocols and firearms safety
The investigation is compartmentalized with a significant gap in inter-communication; scientific test results are disconnected from the actual evidence interpretation which existed at the crime scene; needed tests to resolve conflicting results are not done.
Lab technicians/criminalists often share time performing non-firearms work and are restricted to the field of firearms identification (tool marks, etc).
The final case file is littered with omissions and misconstrued conclusions which is then reviewed by people who have little technical, forensic and/or investigative skills.