Kennedy, J. P., Haberman, C. P., & Wilson, J. M. (2018). Occupational pharmaceutical counterfeiting: a crime scripts analysis. Victims & Offenders, 13(2), 196-214. doi:10.1080/15564886.2016.1217961 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15564886.2016.1217961
This article presents a crime script for pharmaceutical counterfeiting schemes perpetrated by licensed health care professionals; we term these types of schemes occupational pharmaceutical counterfeiting. To date, there have been no empirical investigations of these schemes, nor any attempts to disentangle their many elements and components. Using qualitative content analysis techniques we examined data from the A-CAPP Product Counterfeiting database related to pharmaceutical counterfeiting schemes. We develop a crime script for pharmaceutical counterfeiting that describes key acts, scenes, actors, activities, and enforcement conditions. Occupational counterfeiters leverage their position as a health care provider to abuse patient trust and conceal their deviant acts.