Ballistics Expert Witnesses

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Ballistics expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including criminal justice, forensic science, firearms safety, and mechanical engineering. Some of the most common specialties among ballistics expert witnesses include gunshot residue analysis, bullet trajectory reconstruction, firearm functionality testing, and ammunition examination. They have provided opinions on the effects of firearm malfunctions, bullet trajectories in crime scenes, gunshot wound characteristics, the use of firearms in self-defense scenarios, and the identification of specific firearms used in crimes.

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Forensic Examination Expert Witness | MichiganView profile


Forensic Examination Expert Witness | Michigan

This expert is a qualified Forensic Examiner by the FBI Laboratory Training, and has been working in the field for more than 10 years. He is the first vice president of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has authored several publications focusing on forensic firearm/toolmark identification and gunshot residue testing. He is a...

Forensic Science Expert Witness | New HampshireView profile


Forensic Science Expert Witness | New Hampshire

This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in forensic science specializing in firearms and ballistics, fingerprints, toolmarks, shooting scene reconstruction, indented writing restoration, and drug chemistry. He earned his BA in chemistry at Saint Anselm College and holds several certifications including latent print examiner, firearm examiner, tool mark examiner, and gunshot...

Ballistics Expert Witness FAQs

What is a ballistics expert witness?

A ballistics expert witness is a professional who specializes in the science of projectiles and firearms. They can provide insight on bullet trajectories, firearm safety, and gunshot residue.

In what types of cases might I need a ballistics expert witness?

Ballistics experts are often needed in criminal cases involving shootings. They can also be useful in civil cases related to firearm accidents or product liability claims.

What subspecialties exist within the field of ballistics that an expert witness might focus on?

Subspecialties within ballistics include forensic ballistics, internal/external/terminal ballistics, and gunshot residue analysis.

How can a ballistics expert witness help in determining the sequence of events in a shooting incident?

Through analyzing bullet trajectories, shell casing locations, and gunshot residues, a ballistics expert can reconstruct the sequence of events during a shooting.

Can a ballistics expert witness testify about the type and make of the weapon used in a crime?

Yes, by examining bullet fragments and cartridge casings, a ballistics expert can often identify the specific type and make of firearm used.

How does Expert Institute select its Ballistics expert witnesses?

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