The Forensic Science of Shooting Investigations

Ever wonder what I do for a living as “DrRon” Martinelli, forensic criminologist and death investigator? Do you enjoy learning more about the forensic sciences involved in officer-involved shootings? Well, watch this interesting Cold Star science podcast I was a guest on where I discuss my CSI and forensic science investigations. (No, I didn’t dress… Read More The Forensic Science of Shooting Investigations

DrRon Interviewed by Famous NY Times Columnist and Author Malcolm Gladwell

Human Factors, Officer-Involved Shootings, and Suicide-By-Cop A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the famous NY Times columnist and author of such books as “Blink” and “Tipping Point.” Mr. Gladwell had been following my forensic research on how human factors and psycho-physiology affect police officers during officer-involved shootings. He… Read More DrRon Interviewed by Famous NY Times Columnist and Author Malcolm Gladwell

DrRon discusses active shooters, mental health and gun control

Active Shooters, Gun Control and Mental Health Political Rhetoric but No Commitment Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Copyright © 02-15-18 Even while the horrific crime scene at Marjory Stoneman High School in the City of Parkland in Broward County Florida remains active, as it will for days to come, politicians and media pundits are again circling the… Read More DrRon discusses active shooters, mental health and gun control

The emotional trauma of the San Bernardino terrorist incident

We had our big premiere last night on my new show “A Thread of Evidence” on AmericaOutLoud.com where first responder law enforcement supervisor Nate Scarano and I discussed the chaotic, horrific scene, the victims and the tragic emotional aftermath of the Dec. 2, 2015 San Bernardino Inland Center terrorist attack. Join my forensic team Tuesday… Read More The emotional trauma of the San Bernardino terrorist incident

Black Lives Matter May Be a Cause for Our Nation’s Rising Homicide Rates

The FBI just released their homicide statistics and the nation’s top 30 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2015 have been categorized. While there are some surprises in new-comer cities such as Salinas, CA with a 150% increase, and Waco, TX with a whopping 240% increase in their homicide rates from 2014, the usual… Read More Black Lives Matter May Be a Cause for Our Nation’s Rising Homicide Rates

Debunking the “21-Foot Rule” in Law Enforcement Deadly Force Training

NBC News covers forensic criminologist, police expert and use of force/deadly force researcher DrRon Martinelli’s research that is debunking the outdated “21-Foot Rule” in law enforcement deadly force training. Now, more agencies are training their officers in Dr. Martinelli’s more realistic, practical and safer “Gun Assault Positioning” (GAP) tactic during encounters with suspects wielding edged… Read More Debunking the “21-Foot Rule” in Law Enforcement Deadly Force Training