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Associates and Instructors

Cooley, Craig

Mikulay, Shawn

Turvey, Brent


Craig M. Cooley, MS, JD


Craig M. Cooley served as a Staff Attorney with the Innocence Project in New York City for five years, where he represented indigent inmates from across the United States trying to prove their innocence with DNA testing. Mr. Cooley obtained DNA testing for several of his clients that ultimately exonerated 10 innocent prisoners. 

Prior to joining the Innocence Project, Mr. Cooley served as an Assistant Federal Defender in Las Vegas, Nevada where he represented Nevada death row inmates pursing federal habeas relief. 

During law school, Mr. Cooley served as an Investigator with the Office of the State Appellate Defenders, Death Penalty Trial Assistance Division in Chicago, Illinois, where he provided assistance on several cases affected by Governor George Ryanís 2003 pardons and commutations. A graduate of Northwestern School of Law, Mr. Cooley has served as an adjunct professor of law at St. Johnís School of Law, Hofstra School of Law, and Cardozo School of Law. His scholarship includes articles in Stanford Law & Policy Review, Indiana Law Journal, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, New England Law Review, and others law journals and reviews. Mr. Cooley also received his graduate degree in forensic science from the University of New Haven and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. 


Shawn M. Mikulay, PhD, D-ABP


Dr. Shawn Mikulay is a Professor of Psychology at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois where he teaches coursework in general, forensic, developmental, and experimental psychology, human sexuality, and criminal profiling. Dr. Mikulay has been with Elgin Community College since 1995.

Dr. Mikulay received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology from Northern Illinois University (1998). He received his Master of Arts in Psychology (1995) and Master of Science in Industrial Management (1996). During graduate school, he taught as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University, Kishwaukee College, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College.

His research has been published in Genetic, Social, & General Psychology Monographs, Educational & Psychological Measurement, and the  Journal of Organizational Behavior. 

He is currently the vice-president of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, and a Diplomate of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling,

Dr. Mikulay's areas of research and expertise include workplace deviance, forensic victimology, behavioral analysis, offender modus operandi, and offender signature behavior.

He can be contacted via e-mail at

  Brent E. Turvey, PhD, D-ABP


Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. In 2012, Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

Since 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. 

In 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit.

Since 2012, Brent has served as a forensic consultant to the Unidad de Analysis de la Conducta Criminal, Laboratorio Forense de Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX (Criminal Behavioral Analysis Unit, Attorney Generalís Forensic Science Laboratory in Juarez, Mexico); and to the Unidad de Investigacion de la Defensa of the Policia National (DIJIN) in Bogota, Colombia. 

Brent is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011) and Forensic Fraud (2013). He is a co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011); Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011); Forensic Victimology, 1st and 2nd Editions (2008, 2013); Ethical Justice (2013); Miscarriages of Justice (2014) and Anabolic Steroid Abuse in Public Safety (2015)  - all with Elsevier Science.

Brent is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling and a Board Member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

He can be contacted via e-mail at


Rape Investigation Handbook, 2nd Ed. Crime Reconstruction, 2nd Ed. Forensic Victimology Criminal Profiling, 4th Ed. Journal of Behavioral Profiling

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