Jim Adcock, PhD (Consultant Emeritus)

Jim Adcock
  • Retired Supervisory Special Agent US Army CID.
  • Served as Chief Deputy Coroner in Columbia, SC.
  • Former tenured professor, University of New Haven.
  • An expert on death investigation and the cold case process.
  • Trained hundreds of detectives on the cold case process in the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and was a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
  • Reviewed cases and researched the cold case phenomena.
  • Published three books, one on Cold Cases (2nd Ed.), one on Death Investigation (2nd Ed.) and a Cold Case Protocol handbook on how to design, operate and manage a cold case unit.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
  • Former Vice-President of AAFS and served 8 years on their Ethics Committee.
  • Was a regular guest lecturer at the Dutch Police Academy in The Netherlands.
  • Served 4 years on the National Institute of Justice‚Äôs (NIJ) Cold Case Working Group to develop a Best Practices guide for Implementing and Sustaining a Cold Case Investigation Unit.
  • Hosted the “Solving Cold Cases with Dr. Jim” podcast.