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  • Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services

    Description:

    The program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services (PCASS) at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice provides a single-point resource on structural options available for providing police services in an era of dwindling budgets.  Police and public safety agencies have reached a critical juncture. It is no longer feasible for many individual cities, townships and municipalities to maintain their own police and public safety entities. The PCASS program will create, assemble, and disseminate research and other resources on the nature, options, implementation, efficiency, and effectiveness of all forms of consolidation and shared services.

    The PCASS program offers police departments, city mangers, and supervisors information developed by peer agencies across the country and resources to manage transitions effectively, including strategies for structure, staffing and asset deployment; insight into what other communities are doing and how they are performing; guidance to structure consolidation in its many forms; best-practices and bottom-line implementation guidelines from expert practitioners and researchers.

  • Project Safe Neighborhoods

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice is a key partner in a collaborative effort called Project Safe Neighborhoods. Through nationwide funding from the U.S. Justice Department and partnering with other government agencies such as the National Crime Prevention Council, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the National District Attorneys Association, researchers across the country will investigate the driving forces behind gun violence and construct strategies which may help to reduce these incidences. Task forces at the local and state levels trained to study levels and causes of firearm violence in their area will help to provide effective gun violence reduction programs.

  • School of Staff and Command (January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    January 29 - June 15, 2018.  Application deadline: November 17, 2017.

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    Classroom Location: Michigan State Police Academy, 7426 N. Canal Road, Lansing, MI, 48913.

    Description:

    This Michigan focused 400-hour problem-based course is learner driven through utilization of relevant, real-life, work based problems wherein each student is responsible for his/her own learning. Students work in collaborative learning groups with a maximum of six students and one instructor/facilitator per group. They are actively engaged in problem-solving, in-depth discussions, and critical thinking activities throughout the course. Concepts and skills, once introduced, will be revisited and practiced in more and more complex problematic situations as the weeks progress.

    Curriculum delivery uses a blend of classroom and cutting edge distance learning technologies. During the weeks of distance learning students are required to commit 40 hours per week which means being available between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to complete a variety of course assignments that may include distance learning group meetings, field trips, and/or one-day classroom sessions.

  • Security Management Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    The three-course Security Management Online Certificate Program focuses on current issues and building skills in security management and administration applicable in the ever-changing contemporary environment. Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

    Flexibility is the key feature of the certificate program, which can be completed in just one year. The online format allows students to complete the program at their own convenience, while continuing their regular employment. Participants will earn course credits from Michigan State University for each course completed successfully. Individuals completing the three-course sequence will also be awarded a Certificate in Security Management from the School of Criminal Justice.

  • Understanding Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior. Product counterfeiting is a global crime that impacts almost every aspect of society. The nature of product counterfeiting reflects a toxic mix of mercenary motivations and cognitive dissonance as individuals within organizations, both legal and illegal, capitalize upon criminal opportunities that are solely focused upon the maximization of illicit gains. Through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories this course helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of product counterfeiting, and promotes the scientific application of theory and research as a means of developing effective crime prevention solutions.

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