Jeremy M. Wilson (Ph.D., The Ohio State University; M.A. Indiana University) is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). At MSU, he founded and directs the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) and the program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services (PCaSS). Both programs are built specifically to develop through research and disseminate through education and outreach evidence-based lessons for decisionmakers, practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. The A-CAPP is the first and only university program dedicated specifically to building a science of product counterfeiting and anti-counterfeit strategy. Also unique in its university home, the PCaSS program focuses on understanding the nature, function, implementation, costs and benefits of all forms of police consolidation, shared services, and contracting.
Prior to joining MSU, Jeremy was a Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he served as founding Associate Director of the Center on Quality Policing and founding Director of the Police Recruitment and Retention Clearinghouse. He has been the Willett Chair in Public Safety in the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University, a Visiting Scholar in the Australian Resource Council’s Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University, an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Toledo, and an Instructor at the Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. Drawing on his police research, Jeremy also has served as an Instructor for numerous law enforcement training programs throughout the US.
Jeremy has collaborated with police agencies, corporations, communities, task forces, and governments throughout the U.S. and the world on many complex public safety problems, and he has led numerous projects sponsored by the U.S. Congress, various units of the U.S. Department of Justice (NIJ, COPS, BJA), community and institutional foundations, local and state governments, professional associations, and corporations. He has written broadly in the areas of police administration, violence prevention, product counterfeiting, and internal security.
His research and commentary have been featured in numerous books, professional journals, and Congressional testimony, and in various forms of national and international media. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, and White Collar Crime Research Consortium.