Number of Programs: 4
National Food Safety & Toxicology Center Conference Center, 165 Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg East Lansing, Michigan.
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.
Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI 48824
MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:
- Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
- Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
- Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
- Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.
The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.
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.
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.