Reports and Studies
Fox Valley Technical College- National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC)
ABSTRACT: The Center supports programs that have provided vital training and technical assistance to criminal justice and child protection professionals across America for nearly two decades. With the launch of the NCJTC new website, they are continuing to support many grant programs. They also plan to expand the program offerings and make them available to a broader audience. If you have a question about the NCJTC, please contact (855) 866-2582, or by email at email@example.com. For questions as they relate specifically to the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, please contact 877-71-AMBER or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil Keith, Program Director
AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program A U.S. Department of Justice Initiative Office of Justice Programs Fox Valley Technical College 877-71-AMBER (877-712-6237)
BOLO Newsbrief: Police Consolidation, Regionalization, and Shared Devices
ABSTRACT: To facilitate the sharing of research and experience-based lessons on regionalization, consolidation, and shared police services, the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice, through its Police Executive Development Series, hosted more than 75 national and Michigan police leaders at a 3 day event. The event, occurring on September 27–29, 2011, included an overview of sharing public safety services and consolidation, presentations on similar initiatives elsewhere, and discussion of these issues in Michigan. This report summarizes the key discussions, conclusions, and lessons of the symposium.
Product Counterfeiting: Evidence-Based Lessons for the State of Michigan
PRESS RELEASE: http://news.msu.edu/story/10384
ABSTRACT: Product counterfeiting represents a range of criminal activities associated with intellectual property rights infringement and focuses on material goods. Nearly any product, from pharmaceuticals and food to auto parts and electronics, can be counterfeited. Although the precise extent of product counterfeiting is not known, by most accounts the problem is substantially large and growing. What makes product counterfeiting particularly troublesome is its detrimental effects on public health and safety, jobs and tax bases, and corporate innovation and profitability. To date there has been no empirical examination of the risk Michigan faces from product counterfeiting. To help policymakers better understand and respond to this problem, this paper introduces the topic of product counterfeiting and develops lessons based on a systematic examination of Michigan-based product counterfeit incidents as evident in open sources. This evidence-based assessment is meant to generate discussion about this crime in Michigan and potential steps for addressing it. Part of an internally reviewed series sponsored by the Michigan State University (MSU) Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program, this paper has not undergone formal peer review. For more information about this report, please contact Justin Heinonen at email@example.com. This research was funded in part by a grant from MSU’s Applied Public Policy Research Program (MAPPR) facilitated by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). This program is made possible through funding allocated by the State of Michigan to develop expertise for Michigan’s policymaking community.