CJ 491 – 730: Topics in Criminal Justice: Introduction to Product Counterfeiting 

Instructor: Dr. Jay Kennedy


Class Begins:                       5/14/2018
Open adds end (8:00pm) 5/16/2018
Class Ends:                         6/28/2018

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 problem is explored through a review of popular literature, 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

CJ 809 – 731 Topics in Criminal Justice: Understanding Product Counterfeiting

Instructor: Dr. Jay Kennedy


Class Begins:                         7/2/2018
Open adds end (8:00pm)   7/5/2018
Class Ends:                            8/16/2018

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.


For information on how to register, contact Kari Kammel at kkammel@msu.edu 517-353-2163