M. Cooper was the Manager of the Investigative Support Services Division of Motorola, Inc., overseeing the development of
intuitive investigative software applications, as well as providing on-site training
and consultation to law enforcement agencies worldwide in crime analysis, criminal behavior and police administration.
Before joining Motorola he retired from law enforcement having served in a range of positions including; 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.
During his career with the FBI he served as the supervisor of the Investigative Support Unit (Criminal Profiling) in the Critical
Incident Response Group; National Program Manager of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) at the National Center
for the Analysis of Violent Crime, and as an FBI National Academy Instructor of Criminal Psychology and Criminal Investigative
Analysis in the Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy,Quantico VA. Before joining the FBI he also served as the Chief of Police
in Delta, UT and started his law enforcement career in Provo, UT as a police officer.
Greg has consulted as an FBI Profiler on over 1,000 violent felonies and has
instructed at the Utah Police Academy, Utah Valley State College, Salt Lake Community College and the University of Virginia.
Greg is an international speaker, consultant and a published author. He has
testified as an expert witness in crime scene analysis and criminal investigative analysis. He has participated in multiple
appearances for the news media as an expert commentator on criminal cases including the Discovery Channel, MSNBC, and Fox
According to the book description of Predators: Who They Are and How
to Stop Them, “An inmate, incarcerated for the rape of seventy-five women, reveals in an interview that
if his victims had simply put a pair of old construction boots at the front door, he would have passed by and never even considered
them as potential targets. The grieving father of a murdered seventeen-year-old woman admits that he should have been more
involved in his daughter's life and paid attention to the "friends" in her immediate circle. Most of us only half-listen to the public service announcements
about safety in the home. We lock our doors at night, but do little else to change habits that may make us the next victims
of the dangerous individuals who are always on the watch for their next opportunity.
This book takes readers through the mindset of predatory criminals--their motives,
various plans of attack, and way of thinking--and then teaches simple lifestyle techniques that will help reduce the risk
of becoming victimized. Criminal behavior specialists Greg Cooper and Mike King provide expert analysis based on real-life
cases, in addition to moving insights from victims and criminals themselves. The authors make the point that the people who
commit these crimes aren't much different from the predators of the wild, preying on the weak and unsuspecting. What makes
these individuals more dangerous than their instinctive wildlife counterparts, however, is that they consciously choose to
inflict their will on the more vulnerable members of their own species. To protect our loved ones and ourselves requires that
we truly educate ourselves about the predators who live in our society and then take appropriate action. This excellent, in-depth
study will help readers lead safer lives.”
One reader of Who Killed King Tut?: Using
Modern Forensics to Solve a 3,300-year-old Mystery said, “The two super sleuths certainly have impressive
credentials, Michael King is State Regional Intelligence Supervisor for the Department of Homeland Security in Utah, and Gregory
Cooper his partner in this investigation is Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement, also a former profiler
for the FBI's Criminal Profiling Unit. Given the vita of both individuals, it should come as no surprise that what they
add to the much-discussed conundrum of King Tut's demise, is their capacity as profilers.
As the preface by Harold J. Bursztajn (Co-director of the Harvard Medical School
Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Massachusetts Mental Health Center) notes, the authors are able to look at the situation
as professional homicide investigators. They avoid premature commitment to any theory and instead examine the situation in
terms of "risk profile." From low risk to high risk, is the individual likely to have been a victim of murder, suicide,
natural causes or accident? And if murder is suspected, who is likely to have been the perpetrator at the victim's risk
level? If high risk, it is more likely to be a crime of opportunity by an assailant unknown to the victim; if low risk, it
is more likely to be someone known to the victim. The commentator also points out that unlike many historians investigating
the case, the authors approach the victim's profile as an evolving situation, looking at a more dynamic profile of risk
over the individual's lifetime.
From my own perspective, I found the book a marvelous trip through memory lane.
Much of the book is dedicated to the first impressions of the two gentleman with respect to Egypt: it's modern culture,
it's impressive monuments, it's exotica. With trips to the various tombs, visits to Khan el Khalili Suq for tea in
the city's oldest tea shop, a visit to (probably) the famous Groppy's ice cream parlor for coffee and treats, the
smiling children trying to sell you anything they can at exorbitant prices, their demands for "pens," the two authors
reminded me of myself when I first visited the country. There is so much to see and experience, your mind goes into overdrive,
and you find yourself exhausted beyond belief at the end of every day. For anyone who has not had the experience, this is
a good way to enjoy it vicariously, as the men's experiences are very common, and their assessments very astute. I'd
read the book before I visited for the first time; it will prepare you for the experience better than any travel book.
For those who enjoy a good "who-dunnit"
and have not read anything about the history of pharonic Egypt, you need not worry. Neither of the authors knew anything at
all about ancient Egypt prior to this experience. They were, however, very well coached by specialists hired as historical
resources for them. They were also motivated enough by their own curiosity and their professional background to do reading
beyond the materials they were given. In short, they showed considerable initiative in preparing themselves for the mission.
The reader will find that what the two learned in the progress of their study and from the specialists who assisted them is
presented in a clear and coherent manner for the reader. The beginner will be more than able to understand some of the political
venue and personalities of the 18th dynasty as they are presented.