Topics: Nature of Counterfeiting

A-CAPP Center Product Counterfeiting Database: Insights Into Converging Crimes

Jay Kennedy, 2019 PREFACE This report is a detailed review of product counterfeiting incidents contained within the A-CAPP Center’s Product Counterfeiting Database (PCD), most of which involve pharmaceuticals, electronics, food products, and automotive parts. The PCD contains information about specific product counterfeiting schemes, including information about the offenders who were criminally indicted. Cases contained within …

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A Preliminary Investigation into Pharmaceutical Counterfeiters in the United States

Jay Kennedy and Jeremy Wilson, 2018 Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is one of the most pressing public health concerns in the United States and abroad, and recently an increasing amount of scholarly attention has been given to this issue. However, the extant literature lacks a systematic investigation of the specific roles undertaken within pharmaceutical counterfeiting schemes. We …

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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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