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Jay Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice


Kennedy’s 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.

Current Research

  • Kennedy, Jay P.  and Michael L. Benson "Emotional Reactions to Employee Theft and the Managerial Dilemmas Small Business Owners Face." - Revise and Resubmit at Criminal Justice Review
  • Kennedy, Jay P. "SMEs' unique challenges to building brand protection teams"
  • Kennedy, Jay P., Ksenia Petlakh, and Jeremy M. Wilson "A preliminary investigation into pharmaceutical counterfeiters in the United States."
  • Kennedy, Jay P. and Jeremy M. Wilson "The roles and responsibilities of ocean-going transportation intermediaries in the distribution of counterfeit goods."
  • Kennedy, Jay P., Jeremy Wilson, and Ryan Labrecque " Towards a more proactive approach to brand protection: Development of the Organizational Risk Assessment for Counterfeiting (ORAC)."
  • Kennedy, Jay P. and Corey Haberman "Using Crime Scripts to Understand Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting Schemes in the United States."
  • Kennedy, Jay P. "A problem with the numbers: Financial metrics as predictors of corporate deviance."
  • Kennedy, Jay P. " The Places Where Non-Human Agency Matters: Crime Prevention within Businesses and the Influence of Inanimate Super Controllers."

Selected Publications

  • Kennedy, Jay P. "Functional Redundancy as a Response to Employee Theft within Small Businesses." (2015 - Online ahead-of-print). Security Journal. DOI:10.1057/ sj.2015.37

  • Kennedy, Jay P. "Sharing the Keys to the Kingdom: Responding to Employee Theft by Empowering Employees to be Guardians, Place Mangers, and Handlers." (2015 - Online ahead-of-print). Journal of Crime and Justice. DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2014.998701

  • Kennedy, Jay P. "Losing Control: A Test of Containment Theory and Ethical Decision Making." (2015). International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 10(1), 48-64.

  • Kennedy, Jay P. "Business Ethics as a Means of Controlling Abusive Corporate Behavior" (2015). In Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful. Edited by Gregg Barak. New York: Routledge.

Government Focus

Local, National, State

Public Service

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Academy of Management
American Society of Criminology
International Association for Business and Society
Society for Business Ethics