Publications

Publications

Books

Cold Cases: Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators, Second Edition (Advances in Police Theory and Practice)

Published October 29, 2014

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Death Investigations, The 2nd Edition

Published July 21, 2016

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Cold Case Protocol: Solving the Cold Case Crisis in America

Published January 15, 2019

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Journal Articles

Addressing the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons: A Path Forward Utilizing a Structured Cold Case Investigation Protocol“, Department Of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice, Vol 69, Number 1, January 2021

 

Cold cases: An Exploratory Study into the Status of Unresolved Homicides in the USA“, Investigative Sciences Journal, May 2017.

 

Cold Case Models for evaluating Unresolved Homicides“, Investigative Sciences Journal, July 2013.

 

Captain Gordon Hess – Homicide or Suicide? An Equivocal Death Analysis and Case Study“, Investigative Sciences Journal, March 2011.

Op-Eds

Want to Reduce Cold Cases? Invest in Solving Homicides Now“, The Crime Report, January 12, 2021

 

Memphis City Council needs to empower MPD by hiring more officers and detectives“,  The Commercial Appeal, September 29, 2020

 

Memphis could be subject to ‘Ferguson effect’ if we don’t support MP“, The Commercial Appeal, September 1, 2020

 

Fixing Americas Cold Case Crisis“, The Crime Report, November 28, 2018.

 

Memphis and Nashville Will be Safer with Full Time Cold Case Crime Units“, The Tennessean, November 26, 2018.

 

Memphis versus Nashville, The Cold Case Crisis“, The Tennessean, July 19, 2018.

 

Police Could Use Outside Help to Solve Cold Cases“, The Memphis Flyer, June 21, 2018.

 

Opinion – Do We Have a Cold Case Crisis“, The Commercial Appeal, June 20, 2018.

 

Getting Away with Murder: The National Crisis of Cold Case Homicides“, The Crime Report, March 20, 2017.

 

Why Solving Old Murders Can Help Prevent New Ones“, The Crime Report, April 4, 2017.

 

Murder on Hold: Rural Cops Need Help to Solve Rising Cold Case Backlog“, The Crime Report, May 25, 2017.

Other

National Best Practices for Implementing and Sustaining a Cold Case Investigation Unit“, The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, July 2019, (as a member of the NIJ Cold Case Working Group, Dr. Adcock contributed and assisted in the preparation of this document).