Dr. Heinonen is assistant professor for the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program (A-CAPPP) at Michigan State University. His broader research interests include examining crime events to aid problem-solving, policing, spatial crime analysis and crime prevention theory. His most recent research focuses specifically on product counterfeiting, understanding and responding to street robbery and police staffing. Before joining MSU, Dr. Heinonen was a crime analyst with the Uptown Consortium in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this capacity, he collaborated with city and university police agencies, non-profit organizations and community leaders to address crime problems in Uptown Cincinnati. Dr. Heinonen holds a B.S. from the University of Toledo, an M.S. from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D from the University of Cincinnati, all in criminal justice.