Monday, February 05, 2007

Cold case methodology and criminal behavior, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books, added two police officers who joined to co-author an outstanding set of books on cold case methodology and criminal profiling.

Gregory M. Cooper has served in a number of law enforcement roles. He has been the Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security; Chief of Police in Provo, Utah; and, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation. While with the FBI he was the supervisor of the Investigative Support Unit (Criminal Profiling) in the Critical Incident Response Group and the National Program Manager of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. He has instructed at FBI National Academy Instructor on Criminal Psychology and Criminal Investigative Analysis. As an FBI profiler, he has consulted on over 1,000 crimes. As an educator, he has taught at the Utah Police Academy, Utah Valley State College, Salt Lake Community College and the University of Virginia.

Michael R. King retired from full-time law enforcement in 2004 with 25 years of service. At the time of his retirement, he was an Intelligence Supervisor for the Utah Criminal Intelligence Center and oversaw intelligence gathering and dissemination for northern Utah. Prior to working for DPS, Mike was the Director of the Utah criminal Tracking and Analysis Project and retired as a Lieutenant from the Utah Attorney General's Office. He continues to serve as a Reserve Police Officer and provides analytical support and consultation to the Ogden Police Department.

In 1979, Michael started his law enforcement career with the Pleasant View
Police Department. Several months later, he moved to the Ogden Police Department where he served in Patrol, Motors and the Tactical Squad/SWAT Team. In 1987, he joined the Weber County Attorney's Office as an Investigator and Chief of Staff. In 1992, King joined the Utah Attorney General's Office, and was assigned to conduct a statewide study on Ritual Crime for the Utah State Legislature. He also served a 3 year assignment to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) National Advisory Board as the co-chair.

He teaches Criminal Investigative Analysis for the Utah Peace Officers Standards and Training academy and as an adjunct professor in
Criminal Justice at Weber State University and the Salt Lake Community College. Mike has a Master of Criminal Justice degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Communications.

Their book,
Cold Case Methodology is designed to provide students with an overview and practical understanding of the processes, theories and investigative techniques of Cold Case Investigations. They explain the operative and sequential procedures that lead to successful closure of Cold Cases. They cover areas such as, development of cold case units, solvability factors, review and evaluation of evidence, and the basic and advanced technological methods employed by Cold Case squads.

Their book,
Analyzing Criminal Behavior, is a comprehensive overview of serial crime motivation and methodology. It walks the reader through the criminal profiling process, including an understanding of the criminal mind. The authors provide help in understanding the motivations behind recent and ancient crimes. This text compiles the concepts and provides forms, protocols and processes that the investigator can copy and use in investigations. now hosts 311
police officers (representing 134 police departments) and their 732 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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