Content Type: A-CAPP Backgrounder

Virtual Communities as Guardians Against Product Counterfeiting in the Athletic Footwear Industry

George Adams, 2016 This Backgrounder is based on the author’s master’s thesis — Empowering consumers as capable guardians to prevent online product counterfeiting victimization in the athletic footwear industry: a routine activity perspective — written for the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice (https://d.lib.msu.edu/etd/3868). For the full paper, click here.

Assessing and Building on Four Decades of Product Counterfeiting Research

Brandon A. Sullivan, Fiona Chan, Roy Fenoff and Jeremy Wilson, 2017 For researchers to advise efforts to combat product counterfeiting, they must first establish what is known about it. As a first step in doing so, A-CAPP Center researchers conducted a content analysis of 47 articles discussing product counterfeiting and published in criminal justice and criminology journals …

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Explaining Consumer Demand for Counterfeit Goods: Social Learning or Low Self-Control?

Zoltán Levente Fejes, 2017 Two competing theoretical explanations for the knowing purchase of counterfeit goods are Akers’ Social Learning Theory and Gottfredson and Hirschi’s Low Self-Control Theory. This A-CAPP Center Backgrounder reports results of a survey among Romanian university students about volitional purchase of non-deceptive counterfeits in physical market settings. The survey found such purchases …

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