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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.

  • Applied Brand Protection Training Online Program (2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Applied Brand Protection Training Program is currently offered 100% online through self-guided courses or instructor-led courses. The trainings will present information in a way that assumes participants have already developed a basic foundation in the topical area, which will allow for in-depth coverage of each of the topics. Utilizing a case study format, participants can readily apply lessons to real world counterfeiting/brand protection issues and will develop an advanced level of knowledge of product counterfeiting and brand protection topics.

  • Brand Protection Strategy Summit (September 2019)

    Dates:

    September 24 - 25, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M. A. C. Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Join us in the fight for improving responses to product counterfeiting and protecting brands. Hosted for our brand owner partners, our Summit is a collaborative space for brand owners, law enforcement, and academia to strategize about the issues and their solutions in a forum that facilitates open, collaborative, meaningful, and participant-led conversations on brand protection. Through interactive panels, roundtable strategy sessions, and an evening reception, you will have the opportunity to share, learn and network with one another, as well as from world-renowned scholars and globally-recognized industry and law enforcement leaders.

  • 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.

  • Food Defense 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:

    The Food Defense Audit Guide MOOC will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory and industry compliance requirements the likes of GFSI, FSMA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other Food Defense regulations and industry standards. Those key requirements are: (1) conduct an incident review, (2) conduct a Food Defense Threat Assessment (FDTA), (3) implement a Food Defense Prevention Strategy (FDPS), and (4) demonstrate management commitment.

    This free course is delivered in two, 2-hour webinars. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud 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 semi-annually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory and industry compliance requirements the likes of GFSI, FSMA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other Food Fraud regulations and industry standards. Those key requirements are: (1) conduct an incident review, (2) conduct a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA), (3) implement a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy (FFPS), and (4) demonstrate management commitment.

    The MOOC is offered monthly and consists of two, 2-hour sessions. Registration and participation are free. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud 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 course starts with an introduction to MOOCs and Food Fraud in general. Additional 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.

    Each course includes two, 2-hour webinars. For students who successfully complete the course and assessment a certificate of completion is offered for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Food Fraud Prevention Strategy Development: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud VACCP Implementation MOOC provides insight on the broad GFSI-based requirements to develop and implement a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) and a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy (FFPS). Together the FFVA and FFPS create a Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point system or VACCP. The VACCP concept is one of the three GFSI Food Safety Management System requirements that include a food safety Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) and a food defense Threat Analysis and Critical Control Point system (TACCP).

    This free course is offered in two, 2-hour webinars. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for a $100 fee.

    The recommend sequence is: the Food Fraud Overview MOOC, the Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC, the Food
    Defense Audit Guide MOOC, and the Food Fraud VACCP Implementation MOOC

  • Product Counterfeiting Academic Online Courses (Summer 2019)

    Dates:

    Summer 2019. Registration opens in April.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The MSU Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection is offering two online academic courses in Summer 2019:

    CJ491 : Topics in Criminal Justice: Introduction to 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.

    CJ809: Issues in Criminal Justice: Understanding 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.

  • 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.

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