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John M. Brooks Jr.

John M. Brooks Jr.


(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences

(SOCI)-Sociology and Criminology

Phone: 479-575-3205

Fax: 14793581534

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Detective Brooks currently teaches Criminal Investigations and is a retired Crime Scene Investigator for the Fayetteville Police Department. He has taught Criminal Investigations since January of 2007 and also teaches for the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock since January 2011.  Brooks was employed at the Fayetteville Police Department for 16 years before retiring and starting his own investigative firm-John M Brooks LLC.


Footwear examination

Blood Spatter Analysis

Shooting Reconstruction

Criminal Justice Reform 


Criminal Justice

Sociology and Criminology 

Criminal Investigations Lecturer University of Arkansas Spring 2007-Present

Instructor Criminal Justice Institute University of Arkansas 2011-Present

Criminalistics-Introduction to Forensic Science Northwest Arkansas Community College Spring 2006

Crime Scene Investigation Northwest Arkansas Community College Spring and Fall 2004-2006

B.A. Sociology/Criminal Justice UA 2001

Rapid characterization of edible oils by direct matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry analysis using triacylglycerols. J.O. Lay Jr., R Liyanage, B. Durham, J. Brooks Jr.

Identifying and Sharing Class Characteristics of Outsole Impressions. Journal Of Forensic Identification, Vol. 56(5), 2006\733 J. Brooks Jr.


Member International Association for Identification

ADIAI-Arkansas Division, Executive Board of Directors, 2004-2006, Chairman, 2006-2008

Member International Association for Identification and Bloodstain Pattern Analysts

Member International Association of Crime Scene Investigators Association

Unit Meritorious Performance Award Fayetteville Police Department 2012

Senate Leadership Award City of Fayetteville Merit Employee Staff Senate Chair 2010-2012

Unit Meritorious Performance Award Fayetteville Police Department 200

Officer of the Year, Fayetteville Exchange Club, 2005

Commendation, Fayetteville Police Department, for performing above and beyond assigned duties and bringing great credit to Fayetteville Police Department, 2003