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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.

  • Brand Protection Strategy Summit (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 2 - 3, 2018

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The 2018 Brand Protection Strategy Summit will focus on three main themes and a collaborative space for brand owners, law enforcement, and academia to strategize about the issues and their solutions. Through interactive panels, roundtable 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. In addition, you will hear from select keynote speakers and other experts during the Summit, including the recipient of the Center’s Annual Brand Protection Hero Award.

  • 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 Fraud Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (August, September 2018)

    Dates:

    August 8 - September 5, 2018

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud MOOCs are outreach programs that include a two-week program with readings, a 2-hour lecture, and then a weekly assessment quiz. The objective of the Food Fraud MOOCs is to provide students with an insight into the emerging corporate need of Food Fraud prevention and specific topics. The Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC  will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory 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. There is a $100 fee for the pending Certificate of Completion.

    The MOOC is structured as two live webinar sessions. While registered students can view these online after 
    presentation, it is highly recommended that they be “attended” live to afford students the opportunity to pose questions to the instructors. Students will be given reading assignments and quizzes to demonstrate their understanding and application of presented materials and concepts. Students that successful complete the MOOC can receive a Certificate of Completion.



     

  • Food Fraud Overview: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (October/November 2018)

    Dates:

    October 25 - November 22, 2018

    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. For students who successfully complete the course and assessment a certificate of completion is offered.

  • 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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