Jay Kennedy

Jay  Kennedy
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Criminal Justice / Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
  • PhD 2014, University of Cincinnati
  • MBA 2013, University of Cincinnati
  • MS 2010, Wayne State University
  • BS 2001, Eastern Michigan University
  • 522 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 353-5225


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Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP)



Dr. Jay P. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the School of Criminal Justice and the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection. In this role he is actively involved in research, education, and outreach efforts that focus on external partners including corporations, industry associations, and law enforcement agencies. His current research explores managerial and organizational responses to employee theft within small and medium enterprises, the incarceration and post-incarceration experiences of white-collar offenders, the sale of counterfeit goods on the Internet, and the structure of occupational pharmaceutical counterfeiting schemes. Dr. Kennedy’s work has been published in a number of outlets, including American Behavioral Scientist, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Financial Crime, Security Journal, and Victims and Offenders.

Current Research

  • Local Law Enforcement Perspectives on Anti-Counterfeiting Activities
  • Post-Incarceration Experiences of White-Collar Offenders
  • White-Collar Frauds of Black Pastors

Areas of Expertise

  • Employee Theft
  • Corporate Crime
  • Product Counterfeiting
  • Qualitative Methods


COVID-19 Frauds: An Exploratory Study of Victimization During A Global Crisis

Year: 2021 Authors: Kennedy, Jay P., Melissa Rorie and Michael Benson Journal: Criminology and Public Policy

Responsibility for the Sale of Trademark Counterfeits Online: Striking a Balance in Secondary Liability

Year: 2021 Authors: Kammel, K., Kennedy, J.P., Manoukian, M., & Cermak, D. Journal: American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and the Impacts of Private Policing within an Urban Area

Year: 2020 Author: Kennedy, J.P. Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

From a Trickle to a Potential Torrent: Crime and Crime Prevention as Cascade Phenomena

Year: 2020 Author: Kennedy, J.P. Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

Automotive Cybersecurity: Assessing A New Platform for Cybercrime and Malicious Hacking

Year: 2019 Authors: Kennedy, J.P., Holt, T.J., & Cheng, B. Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice