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  • Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Criminology Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an expanded, interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The topics extend from intellectual infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

    Location:

    National Food Safety & Toxicology Center Conference Center, 165 Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is the first and preeminent academic body focusing upon the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets on strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime.

    The Center offers traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities to students and stakeholders seeking knowledge about issues concerning anti-counterfeiting and product production. Non-credit executive education opportunities and credited graduate-level courses are available. A-CAPP also offers a fully online graduate certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (12 credits) through the School of Criminal Justice. This can be integrated as part of a masters of doctoral degree in criminal justice or another MSU discipline.

  • International Short Course: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Management, Technology Commercialization, and Product Stewardship (August - September 2017)

    Dates:

    August 20 - September 1, 2017.  Application deadline: July 21, 2017.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,  USA

    Description:

    This program is designed to enhance knowledge and skills of scientists and research managers in various aspects of agricultural research management, technology transfer, and commercialization. The program will share best practices in research management and partnerships, technology transfer, and delivery systems. Interactions with local farmers as well as field visits to agricultural research stations and extension services will be a key component of this program to demonstrate research-extension-farmer linkages.

  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This 3-credit undergraduate course is an introductory examination of product counterfeiting, a global crime that affects people of every socio-economic class, race, gender and culture. The problem is explored through a review of popular literature (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, social media), empirical studies, case histories, and criminological theory. Attention is given to understanding the following themes and concepts: the social and economic impacts of product counterfeiting, the transnational nature of counterfeiting organizations, offender motivation, consumer behavior, and the application of crime prevention techniques and theory. The materials presented in this course provide a global understanding of product counterfeiting including the role of brand owners, law enforcement, governments, legitimate businesses, criminal enterprises, and individual consumers.

  • Investigating Counterfeit Products (Webinar)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Participation in this recorded webinar will provide a basic foundation and framework for a comprehensive look at the investigation process from detection through investigation, to interviewing and report writing.  Through the use of case studies, the learner will have the opportunity to sharpen their decision-making skills to more completely investigate the specific elements that must be investigated to successfully conclude a product counterfeiting investigation.   Topics covered include: Basic Investigation of Product Counterfeiting, Organizational Basics for Investigation, The Investigation of Counterfeit Products, Beginning the Investigation Process, Basic Investigation of Counterfeit Products, Interviewing, Maintaining Evidence, and Report Writing. This video is 1 hour, 37 minutes.

  • Risk Assessment Strategies for Counterfeit Products (Webinar)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Participation in this recorded webinar will give the attendee why risk assessments are useful for brand protection programs and how to take a proactive approach to it.  The webinar will utilize interactive learning methods, including group chat, case studies and group exercises. Day One will give an overview of why companies need a risk assessment program and what is the typical approach to brand protection through interactive questions and exercises.  Day Two will give an overview of a proactive approach to product risk management and how to move from a reactive to a proactive brand protection program through case studies and exercises. Topics include: Overview of Brand Protection, Risk Assessment: Where to Start, Risk Assessment Tool & Questionnaire, Advanced Risk Assessment Case Study.  Part I- 1 hours 36 minutes.  Part II- 1 hour 46 minutes

  • The Brand Protection Professional: A Practitioner's Journal

    Description:

    The Brand Protection Professional: A Practitioner’s Journal (BPP) is the only quarterly resource dedicated to reporting on brand protection issues, research and professional information for in-house brand protection practitioners. The BPP aims to advance brand protection through the establishment of an accessible, comprehensive forum containing the essential information for the brand protection community.  Along with quarterly recurring columns, The BPP will include industry authored articles and academic contributions.

  • 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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