Adam Quirk was born in Wisconsin and has over 15 years of experience as a criminal justice and security professional. Adam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2001, followed by a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice (MCJ) from Boston University in 2007. Most recently, Adam earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with an emphasis in leadership and international business.
For over a decade, Adam worked in Investigator roles for the United State’s Department of Justice and was part of several complex multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory investigations. Prior to working on his Master’s degree, Adam Quirk was an investigator for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Before working for the DEA, Adam was a Special Investigator for the U.S. Investigations Services (USIS), a role which he started a month after the events of September 11, 2001. Adam has also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as a criminal investigator. During his time with the FBI, Adam became an expert in cellular technology. He traveled around the U.S. and used his expertise to train local, state, and federal agents on the use of cellular phones and radio frequency during criminal investigations. In late 2014, Adam started a private investigations company, Stealth Advise. His company conducts investigations for criminal defense attorneys, insurance companies, corporations, and individual clients.
Adam knew he wanted a career in the criminal justice field since he was 16 years old. Back then, his family moved around a lot due to his parents’ jobs, but he always found a familiar place within local libraries where he would spend a lot of time reading. He was always interested in criminal justice and criminology, and would read through encyclopedias to learn as much as he could. Adam was also fascinated by individuals like serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal”, who between 1978 and 1991 raped, murdered, and dismembered 17 men and boys. Adam often read books about true crime, police work, psychology, sociology, and how to understand people like Dahmer so that he may eventually learn how to detect or prevent them in his future as a law enforcement professional. Adam also listens to a variety of true-crime podcasts, including Serial, Undisclosed, and Sword and Scale.
Adam also maintains his own true crime blog here: Adam Quirk True Crime Blog. In addition to his true crime blog, Adam Quirk maintains a security related blog here: Adam Quirk Security Blog where you can learn about home, internet, social media, and other essential security-related topics.
Over the years, Adam has gained an extensive amount of professional experience working within the criminal justice system and in the several fields that make up criminology, both of which were his passions while growing up. Adam is well recognized for his ability to investigate, as well as conduct interviews and interrogations, both of which are essential parts of an expert criminologist’s profession. When he worked for USIS, for example, Adam conducted thousands of interviews for potential Air Marshal candidates. In the wake of 9/11, it was up to Adam and other Special Investigators to conduct in-depth background investigations given the heightened security measures implemented across the country.
Over the last several years, Adam has also gained a lot of knowledge about America’s criminal justice system by volunteering for restorative justice related organizations. For example, Adam regularly donates his time and resources to Circles of Support, a 100% volunteer-run organization that supports individuals as they transition from prison to the community. Circles of Support helps these individuals get jobs, find homes, and get other necessities in order to keep them from re-offending. Circles of Support is committed to keeping those who participate in the group active in the community, as well as preventing them from going back to prison.
Adam has also spent a lot of time traveling the world, including to Mexico, Italy, China, South Korea, Iceland, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Cuba. Adam Quirk’s travel blog can be accessed here: Adam Quirk Travel Blog. Adam’s goal is to travel the every continent, to as many countries as possible by the time he retires.