An introduction to the special issue on ‘counterfeiting’
This paper provides an introduction to the articles and report excerpts included in the special issue of Trends in Organized Crime on ‘Counterfeiting’. The aim of this special issue is to add to the relatively sparse literature currently available that addresses this expansive and complex criminological phenomenon. In particular, the special issue draws together empirical research findings and theoretical accounts on the organization of the counterfeit trade across a broad spectrum of goods, and highlights a number of issues associated with researching counterfeiting.
KeywordsCounterfeiting Piracy Intellectual property crime Fake products Organized crime
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Conflict of interest
Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Alexandra Hall, Joanna Large and Anqi Shen declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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