About Dr. Adcock
J. M. Adcock, PhD
In addition to the many years of experience dealing with investigations and specializing in the process of investigating death cases, Dr. Adcock has attended numerous educational seminars and workshops. This is highlighted by a one year fellowship in Forensic Medicine sponsored by the US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Subsequent to that, he also attended Scotland Yard's Advanced Detective course hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Hendon, London, England.
In 1986, Dr. Adcock joined the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and is now a Retired Fellow after 30 years of service. During this tenure, he served in many positions to include Vice - President 2008-2009 and eight years on the AAFS Ethics Committee that concluded in 2015. During those years with the AAFS, he made numerous professional presentations relative to his experiences with death investigation and associated topics.
In 2004, while an Assistant Professor at the University of New Haven, Dr. Adcock was a Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, Yale University, New Haven, CT for one semester to co-teach and assist in the preparation of the Mission Statement and Operating Procedures Manual for the newly-formed Connecticut State Innocence Commission. In the following four years, while still associated with the Commission, he led a team of students through the research process at the direction of the commission regarding cases they were reviewing. Furthermore, while still at the University of New Haven, he conducted specialty lectures related to death investigations as a Fellow of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Sciences.
After leaving New Haven, Dr. Adcock co-authored two books, one on Cold Case investigations and the other on Death Investigations, both with second editions. He is also the editor of the American Series in Law Enforcement Investigations for Charles C. Thomas Publishers. And is the Managing Editor of his own on-line journal, the Investigative Sciences Journal (ISJ) located at www.InvestigativeSciencesJournal.org. He continues to teach on line for two universities; is a regular guest lecturer for the Dutch Police Academy in The Netherlands and conducts death investigation lectures in the USA for various agencies.