The trade in counterfeit goods is not only growing more common across the globe - it is increasingly linked to international organized crime. But surprisingly little is known about the financial mechanisms that lie behind this trade. Fake Goods, Real Money changes the narrative by providing the first account of the counterfeiting business’s financial management. Written by experts in a wide range of fields, it examines the financial and business structures that bolster the worldwide trade in illicit counterfeit products. It also considers how the internet and e-commerce present financial opportunities for counterfeiters while exploring how these processes intersect with the counterfeit trade. Drawing on interviews with active criminal entrepreneurs across the world, the authors explore organized crime and criminal markets, digital technologies and their legal and sociological implications, and the cultural values and practices underlying it all.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Georgios A. Antonopoulos is professor of criminology at Teesside University. Michael Andrews is head of the National Trading Standards e-Crime Team. Alexandra Hall is senior lecturer in criminology at Northumbria University. Joanna Large is a lecturer in criminology at the University of Bristol. Anqi Shen is a reader in law at Teesside University. Michael Crang is professor of cultural geography and head of the Department of Geography at Durham University. Michael Andrews is head of the National Trading Standards e-Crime Team.
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations iv
Notes on authors v
1 Introduction 1
2 Methodology and fieldwork 9
3 The nature and dynamics of the counterfeiting business 15
4 Financial aspects of the counterfeit goods market 39
5 Conclusion and future directions 65