DR. Christopher C. Cooper is a New York City native, a former Washington D.C. (Metropolitan) Police Officer and United States Marine Sergeant (2nd Reconnaissance Battalion and Iraq War veteran). Presently, he is a Civil Rights Attorney & Ph.D. based in Chicago. A 1987 Graduate of the City University of New York (John Jay College) Dispute Resolution Program, he is author of approximately 36 publications including books and peer-reviewed journal articles, most concerning Police Training, Use of Force and Conflict Resolution Processes. In 2009, he was a Post Doctoral Fulbright at the University of Akureyri, Iceland in the Faculty of Law & Social Science. In 1996, he was awarded and served as a Post Doctoral Fulbright Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and did lecture and study Police Conflict Resolution Processes. Dr. Cooper has taught at police academies and was an enlisted instructor of Urban Combat at the U.S. Marine "Basic School", Quantico, VA. He has been featured as a consultant on and by MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, CBC and other media regarding Police Work and as representative of the National Black Police Association.