The certificate is an expanded 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.
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To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete the following coursework:
and three 3-credit electives.
Sample electives include:
- CJ 801 - Crime Causation, Prevention and Control 3 Credits
- CJ 823 - Globalization of Crime 3 Credits
- CJ 846 - Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk 3 Credits
- HM 833 - Introduction to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health 3 Credits
- VM 821 - Food Protection and Defense 3 Credits
To obtain the certificate, you must successfully complete 1 required course and 3 elective courses as approved by Dr. Jeremy Wilson. Please contact Dr. Wilson at email@example.com with your program plan.
Application for Online Certificate
Once students enroll in their fourth class, they will need to fill out an application for the certificate. After enrollment and passing grades are confirmed, the certificate will be mailed to the address provided.
Description of Courses
CJ 801 – Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control
Theories of crime causation. Translation of theory to policy.
CJ 809 – Issues in Criminal Justice
Special issues in criminal justice research and management.
CJ 823 – Globalization of Crime
International crimes and organized crime. Trafficking in women, children, and body parts. Related problems that transcend national boundaries, such as firearm violence, money laundering, and corruption.
CJ 846 – Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk
Theoretical accounts and multiple interventions relevant to corporate environmental crime and risk. Use of “Smart Regulation” principles in designing interventions to match specific problems.
CJ 890 – Independent Study
Individual research and writing under faculty supervision.
HM 833 – Introduction to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health
General principles of counterfeiting, counterfeit pharmaceuticals, and how they affect public health. Scope, policy, supply chain management, and health effects are examined using current case examples.
VM 813 – Special Studies in Food Safety
Faculty-supervised independent study on an experimental, theoretical, or applied project. May involve on-campus or off-campus experience.
VM 814 – Packaging for Food Safety
Current issues in packaging and food safety.
VM 821 – Food Protection and Defense
Food systems and criminal justice approaches to prepare for and solve issues relating to food safety and defense.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are not enrolled in a degree-granting program at Michigan State University, you will need to enroll as a Lifelong Education student. You will find information about Lifelong Education at reg.msu.edu under the Enrollment & Registration tab.
Lifelong Education students will need assistance enrolling, and can contact Melissa Christle at 517-353-7133 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help.