anti-counterfeiting technology

Strategies to fight counterfeiting may be done in three ways (Alocilja & Wang, 2009): (1) Interception: use law enforcement intelligence work and investigative strategies to identify fake products, chains of production and distribution, and then build cases against the perpetrators; (2) Authentication: help consumers choose authentic goods by educating them regarding product authenticity features; and (3) Secure the supply chain: track goods through the supply chain to prevent counterfeit goods from being introduced. Although there exist various strategies for addressing counterfeiting, the focus of this article is the potential use of sensors to overcome counterfeiting attempts in the supply chain. Wang, Y., & Alocilja, C. (2012). Sensor technologies for anti-counterfeiting. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 36(4), 291–304.

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