Current Research

The A-CAPP Center is pursuing a comprehensive portfolio of research projects and outreach activities aimed at providing industry and governmental partners evidence-based lessons for preventing and responding to product counterfeiting and brand protection issues. The A-CAPP Center's research benefits not only from the immediate access to a cadre of internationally recognized scholars in relevant disciplines, but also the analysis of counterfeiting across multiple sectors, such as manufacturing, technology, and pharmaceutical.

While our research is rooted in criminal justice, integration with other MSU partners offers unparalleled expertise. We couldn't begin to provide the groundbreaking research that we do without the support of our sponsors. The A-CAPP Center's objective is to put our research into action by providing opportunities for industry and governmental partners to collaborate on specific issues and to offer a suite of educational opportunities to disseminate research.

Examples of our current cross-disciplinary research initiatives:
Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

Assessing Product Counterfeiting Offender Networks, Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assessing the Developing Knowledge Base of Product Counterfeiting, by Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D., Roy Fenoff, Fiona Chan, and Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Brand Protection in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME): The Unique Challenges of Building a Brand Protection Team, by Jay P. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Measuring the "Unmeasureable": Approaches to Assessing the Nature and Extent of Product Counterfeiting, by Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D., Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D., and Meghan Hollis-Peel, Ph.D.

Towards a More Proactive Approach to Brand Protection: Development of the Organizational Risk Assessment for Counterfeiting (ORAC), by Jay P. Kennedy, Ph.D., Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D., and Ryan M. Labrecque.

Hot Products in Product Counterfeiting: Conceptualizing Target Suitability, by Zoltán Levente Fejes, Meghan Hollis-Peel, Ph.D., and Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Brand Owner Approaches to Assessing the Product Counterfeiting Problem, by Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D., Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Intellectual Property Rights

Product Counterfeiting Legislation in the U.S.: A Review and Assessment of Characteristics, Remedies, and Penalties, by Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D., Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D., Travis Johnson, and Roy Fenoff.

Intellectual Property Theft, by Jay P. Kennedy, Ph.D. and Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Terrorism/Organized Crime

Financial Crime Schemes Committed by Political and Religious Extremists in the United States, by Brandon A. Sullivan, Steven M. Chermak, and Joshua D. Freilich.

The Nexus of Terrorism and Product Counterfeiting in the United States, by Brandon A. Sullivan, Steven M. Chermak, Jermey M. Wilson, and Joshua D. Freilich.

Public Health

The Nature of Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting Schemes in the United States, by Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D., Zoltán Levente Fejes, and Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Assessing Offender Roles in a Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting Network, by Brandon A. Sullivan, Ph.D., and Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Untangling the Web: Scripting Instances of Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting in the United States, by Jay P. Kennedy, Ph.D. and Corey Haberman.

A Preliminary Investigation into Pharmaceutical Counterfeiters in the United States, by Jay P. Kennedy, Ph.D., Ksenia Petlakh, and Jeremy M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Biosensor Engineering

Tamper Evidence Technology by Evangelyn Alocilja, Ph.D.

Validation and Optimization of Biologically Modified Electrically-Active Magnetic Nanoparticles (Nano-BEAMS) for Direct Capture and Concentration of Bioterrorism Agents in Various Food Matrices by Evangelyn Alocilja, Ph.D.

Development of Multiplex Bio-Barcode DNA Biosensor for Bacillus Anthracis Detection without PCR Amplification by Evangelyn Alocilja, Ph.D.

Target Characterization of Spectral Response to Antibody Displacement within Distributed Sensors by Evangelyn Alocilja, Ph.D.

Low Cost Conductimetric Biosensor for Bacterial Meningitis in Cerebrospinal Fluid Project by Evangelyn Alocilja, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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