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Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection, Michigan State University
Anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets, and strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime.

Faculty Members
Jeremy Wilson, Anti-counterfeiting, law enforcement, violence prevention, and internal security
Jay Kennedy, employee theft, corporate crime, organizational behavior - SMEs, behavioral business ethics, and product counterfeiting
Brandon Sullivan, product counterfeiting, criminal networks, financial, enterprise, and extremist crime, policing, media and crime, corporate crime, environmental crime, mixed methodology, and social network analysis

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Dr. Jeremy Wilson, Director
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
Michigan State University
1407 S. Harrison, Suite 350
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517-432-2204
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 3
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    COPS, FBI, INTERPOL, NIJ, National Security Division, Executive office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, BJA, OJP, DHS-START, DHS Center of Excellence, Michigan State Police, Los Angeles City Police, Los Angeles County Police

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    Executive Education, university courses, teaching; presentations at domestic and international conferences, presentations to professional associations, the public, law enforcement, and government agencies; one-on-one and summit meetings with policymakers and corporate executives; commenting on pending legislation; creating and disseminating newsletters, research briefs, and research products; social media

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    DHS, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism; National Center for Food Protection and Defense; DOD; Bureau of Justice Assistance, through Michigan State Police; FDA, through the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development; UL; DuPont; Qualcomm; Whitlam Label; CropLife International

  • Current Projects:
    Assessing Offender Roles in a Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting Network; Assessing the Developing Knowledge-Base of Product Counterfeiting: A Content Analysis of Four Decades of Research; Business Approaches to Assessing the Product Counterfeiting Problem: Results from a Small Survey; Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement: A National Review of State Legislation and Penalties; The Nature of Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting in the United States: Insights from an Open-Source Database; The Nexus Between Terrorism and Product Counterfeiting in the United States; Examining the Portrayal of Product Counterfeiting in the News; Development of an organizational risk assessment for product counterfeiting; Using crime scripts to examine patterns in pharmaceutical counterfeiting in the US; Descriptive analysis of pharmaceutical counterfeiter in the US

  • References:
    See website for publications:

  • Indirect Cost Rates:

  • Organizational policies on the use of collected data:
    Michigan State University Institutional Review Board rules

  • Organizational policies on publications:
    Michigan State University Institutional Review Board rules

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 1
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 3
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