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  • Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

    Location:

    301 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) provides the tools needed to combat bioterrorism and ward off global outbreaks of infectious diseases. Along with a consortium of scientists from six other universities, MSU's Joan Rose and other MSU scientists will use the center to help shape policy and create a global strategy for dealing with these microbial risks.

  • 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.

  • Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security was designed to assist students and working professionals alike to gain foundational knowledge in the fields of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. The topics covered in this Transcriptable Certificate range from data systems infrastructure to cyber terror and warfare to digital forensic investigations.

    To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete the following coursework.

    • CJ 872 - Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis
    • CJ 874 - Fundamentals of Cybercrime, Deviance, and Virtual Society
    • CJ 875 - Digital Forensic Investigations
    • CJ 876 - Data Systems/Infrastructure
    • CJ 877 - Cyber Terror and Cyber Warfare
  • Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health Diagnostic Testing Services

    Location:

    DCPAH, 4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, MI, 48909.

    Description:

    The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health brings together ten MSU labs that make up Michigan's only comprehensive animal health diagnostic center. The Center works in collaboration with the State of Michigan, public health officials, private practice veterinarians, livestock producers, and others in the farming community to protect humans and animals from disease and toxic substances. The new facility consolidates labs, offices, and classrooms into a single structure where over 1.5 million diagnostic tests are conducted each year on samples to determine the presence of such diseases as bovine tuberculosis, West Nile virus, and chronic wasting disease. The Center is also considered a front line of defense in detecting biological and chemical agents used in bioterrorism against U.S. animal agriculture.

  • Food Defense Threat Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The course is offered monthly with content available on-demand. Live lecture webinars with updates are offered semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is the recommended third course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series. It builds in parallel to the Food Fraud Prevention Audit Guide MOOC and provides an in-depth review of compliance requirements including: US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and others.

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: ($100, optional) available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Food Fraud Prevention Overview: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The Food Fraud MOOC courses are offered monthly, with on-demand content for self-paced learning. Live lecture webinars with updates are scheduled semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is the introductory course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series and is an excellent starting point for education and insight on the current compliance requirements. In addition to a general overview of Food Fraud, the content includes: global laws and regulations which are both governmental- and industry-led, a review of the fraudsters and fraud events, an introduction to criminology theory and methods to assess the fraud opportunity, systems and techniques to both identify efficient countermeasures and to reduce specific vulnerabilities, and then next steps for governments or companies.

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: Free for this Overview MOOC, available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    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.

  • Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

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    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online Homeland Security Certificate program is a three-course program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a specialization in homeland security to their career or academic plans. The three courses are: Foundations in Homeland Security; Issues in Criminal Justice: Public/Private Partnerships; and Terrorism.

     

  • Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU is a national leader in the development and delivery of training, technical assistance, and education in intelligence. The online Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Certificate Program allows students to gain expertise that is policy-based and taught by experienced faculty who have also worked in the field. Students choose three of the four possible courses to complete this three-course (9 credit) certificate program:

    • Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence operations
    • Issues in CJ: Public/Private Partnership
    • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Terrorism
  • Product Counterfeiting Academic Online Courses (Spring/Fall Semesters)

    Dates:

    • CJ450 generally offered each spring semester.
    • CJ850 generally offered each fall semester.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    CJ450: Product Counterfeiting
    This 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 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.

    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. 

    **Course is generally held during the spring semester of each year. You can verify if the course is being offered via the MSU Schedule of Courses.

    CJ850: Product Counterfeiting
    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior.

    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.

    **Course is generally held during the fall semester of each year. You can verify if the course is being offered via the MSU Schedule of Courses.

  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 5 - 15, 2019

    Location:

    The Ohio State University, 190 N. Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210

    Description:

    The Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRA III) is a 10-day workshop for participants to assimilate scientific data and implement computer programs towards building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.

  • 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.

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