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Fake goods, real money

The counterfeiting business and its financial management

Published

11 Apr 2018

Page count

88 pages

ISBN

978-1447346968

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

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Published

11 Apr 2018

Page count

88 pages

ISBN

978-1447347002

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

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Policy Press
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Published

11 Apr 2018

Page count

88 pages

ISBN

978-1447346999

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

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Policy Press
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The trade in counterfeit goods is growing and is increasingly linked to transnational organised crime. But little is known about the financial mechanisms that lie behind this trade.

This is the first account of the financial management of the counterfeiting business. Written by experts in a wide range of fields, it examines the financial and business structures in relation to the illicit trade in counterfeit products.

Based on interviews with active criminal entrepreneurs in the UK and abroad and other data, the authors explore ‘organised crime’ and mutating criminal markets, digital technologies and their criminological and sociological implications, and cultural values and practices. This book will make a significant contribution to our understanding of these timely issues.

Introduction

Methodology and fieldwork

The nature and dynamics of the counterfeiting business

Financial aspects of the counterfeit goods market

Conclusion and future directions

"This book brings a commendable wealth of well researched insights and nuances into the finances of a range of fake goods markets." Michael Levi, Cardiff University