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


Buying Into the Fight Against Product Counterfeiting: Understanding Citizens' Willingness to Support Increasing Law Enforcement Anti-Counterfeiting Resources

Year: 2019 Authors: Kennedy, J.P., Maher, M.R., & Campbell, A.Q. Journal: American Journal of Criminal Justice

Asset Misappropriation in Small Businesses: An Investigation of Insider Financial Frauds

Year: 2018 Author: Kennedy, J.P. Journal: Journal of FInancial Crime

Clicking Into Harm's Way: The Decision to Purchase Regulated Goods Online

Year: 2017 Authors: Kennedy, J.P., & Wilson, J.M. Journal: American Behavioral Scientists

Functional Redundancy as a Response to Employee Theft Within Small Businesses

Year: 2017 Author: Kennedy, J.P. Journal: Security Journal

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