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Jay Kennedy, PhD

Assistant Professor

2014 PhD, University of Cincinnati
2013 MBA, University of Cincinnati
2010 MS, Wayne State University
2001 BS, Eastern Michigan University

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Dr. Kennedy completed his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, where he was Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Fellow, as well as a Yates Scholar. While at the University of Cincinnati Jay was awarded a Graduate Minority Fellowship from the American Society of Criminology, and received several research grants and awards. A graduate of the MBA program at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, his research focuses upon the multi-level antecedents of corporate crime, deviance within corporations, employee theft, the role business ethics plays in decision-making, product counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. Prior to attending graduate school, Jay spent just over 8 years working for a number of corporations in the metro Detroit area, including a major non-profit organization, a family-owned automotive supplier, and a Fortune 100 corporation.


Asset misappropriation in small businesses: An investigation of insider financial frauds.

Year: 2017 Authors: Kennedy, J. P. Journal: Journal of Financial Crime

Occupational pharmaceutical counterfeiting schemes: A crime scripts analysis.

Year: 2016 Authors: Kennedy, J. P. Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice

Proposed Solutions to the Brand Protection Challenges and Counterfeiting Risks Faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Year: 2016 Authors: Benson, M., Kennedy, J. & Logan, M. Journal: Journal of Applied Security Research

Emotional Reactions to Employee Theft and the Managerial Dilemmas Small Business Owners Face.

Year: 2016 Authors: Kennedy, J. P. & Benson, M. L. Journal: Criminal Justice Review

Functional Redundancy as a Response to Employee Theft within Small Businesses.

Year: 2015 Authors: Kennedy, J. P. Journal: Security Journal