Adam Quirk

Adam Quirk

With over 15 years of professional experience working in the investigations field, Adam Quirk is extremely well versed in the criminal justice system. During his tenure over the last several years, Adam has gained experience ranging from the investigation of pharmaceutical drug diversion, violent crimes, and bank robbery cases, to interviewing witnesses and interrogating violent suspects. In 2001, Adam earned a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, and later a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice (MCJ) from Boston University. Most recently Adam received a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He has worked for U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) as a Special Investigator, and for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Diversion Investigator.

Since childhood, Adam knew that he wanted to work within the criminal justice system; he has a long-held passion for criminal justice and criminology related topics. To satisfy his curiosity about both subjects, Adam made frequent trips to local libraries, where he would devour any literature he could find about crime. This includes anything ranging from encyclopedias, old academic texts, and old school novels. These trips bred his affinity for works by criminologists like Cesare Beccaria, Cesare Lombroso, Edwin Sutherland, and Robert Hare. It was through their works that Adam began his crime and criminal behavior education, long before the beginning of his undergraduate studies. These readings offered insight as to motives and corresponding theories for criminal behavior. His home state of Wisconsin also has its own tumultuous history of serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. These cases intrigued Adam, and he read all of the professional and academic opinions he could find about them.

Adam’s family constantly relocated because of his parents' jobs, so reading and learning about his favorite topics became an escape early on. To this day, Adam is still riveted by novels about crimes and spies, or other thrilling tales. The list of Adam’s favorite stories and novels includes:

Laura by Vera Caspary

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine

Adam Quirk graduated with an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Adam Quirk graduated with an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Professional and academic works about criminal justice and criminology contributed significantly to Adam Quirk's career and education. Fictional works were also highly influential to his development, and he believes they were just as impactful as the academic writing he studied. Fueled by books since an early age, Adam would not have achieved this level of expertise without them, and he continues to be a voracious reader to this day. Adam Quirk's interest in criminal justice continued so much so that he earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a Master's degree in Criminology from Boston University. Adam Quirk also started his own private investigations firm, Stealth Advise, in order to dedicate his life to conducting investigations. At the time he started Stealth Advise, Adam returned to the classroom yet again to achieve an Executive Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Official logo of Stealth Advise

Official logo of Stealth Advise

Adam's interest in criminal justice and social justice issues is one of the main reasons he volunteers regularly for multiple community service projects throughout Wisconsin. For example, Adam regularly volunteers for Circles of Support, a 100% volunteer group dedicated to helping recently released prisoners find housing, employment, clothing, and other necessities to keep them from re-offending. Adam Quirk believes that giving back to his community is extremely important for a healthy and rewarding life. In addition to Circles of Support, Adam also volunteers his time for other organizations, such as the Doe Network, as well as the Innocence Project.

In addition to literature and professional academic works, Adam subscribes to true-crime podcasts such as, Serial, Undisclosed, In the Dark, and Sword & Scale. Adam also maintains his own true crime blog here.

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