Masters students presented at MCJA conference

Criminal Justice Masters students Ross Militz and Yongjae Nam presented at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conference held September 28-29 in Chicago, Illinois. We are always pleased to see our students take advantage of research and presentation opportunities!

ILLICIT MARKET FOR COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS AT SMALL BUSINESSES IN MICHIGAN
Ross S. Militz, Brandon A. Sullivan and Jeremy M. Wilson

Research on small businesses facilitating illicit markets and the efforts of nonfederal law enforcement agencies to identify these small business offenders has been scant. This exploratory study examines the illicit market for counterfeit products at small businesses in Michigan. We analyzed the content of police incident reports of counterfeit products identified during administrative tobacco inspections, exploring characteristics of the incidents, businesses and suspects selling counterfeit products, how the counterfeit products were identified and verified, and the origin of the counterfeits. Implications for law enforcement efforts to address counterfeit criminal enterprises and directions for future research are discussed.

A STUDY ON THE MODERATING EFFECT OF SELF-ESTEEM ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND DATING VIOLENCE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
Yongjae Nam – 2017 MCJA Graduate Student Paper Competition Award Recipient

This study was designed based on awareness of social issues of dating violence, which has rapidly increased recently in severe conditions. According to previous studies and social learning theory that a significant number of perpetrators of dating violence experienced childhood domestic violence and school violence. This study was performed according to the need to study the effect of childhood domestic violence experience and victimization experience of school violence on dating violence perpetration. In addition, this study aimed to analyze whether self-esteem moderate or buffer the negative effects of domestic and school violence experience on dating violence perpetration.