James Molinaro recently retired as a detective with the Major Crimes/Crime Scene Unit from the New Jersey Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office. Prior to working with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office he retired in December, 2008 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-six year career. Mr. Molinaro has over thirty years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted thousands of scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in crime scene investigation and crime scene reconstruction, shooting analysis and reconstruction, scene processing and evidence collection and friction ridge processing and identification in United States Federal and New Jersey State Superior Courts.
Mr. Molinaro holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Seton Hall University and is a member of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, International and New Jersey Division of the International Association for Identification, Harvard Associates in Police Science, is an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is a certified New Jersey Police Training Commission instructor.
Mr. Molinaro provides consultation, advisory and teaching services to federal, state, county and local police departments throughout the United States on a wide range of crime scene related disciplines and serves as an instructor on the topic of shooting analysis and reconstruction for Forensic Training Source, LLC and at the University of Tennessee, National Forensics Academy.