Knockoff The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods

Knockoff  The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods
Author: Tim Phillips
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-03-03
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9780749446789

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In this compelling account, Knockoff exposes the truth behind the fakes and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Travelling across the globe, Tim Phillips shows that counterfeiting isn't a victimless crime; it is an illegal global industry undermining the world's economies. Based on interviews with victims, investigators and the people who sell counterfeits, Knockoff reveals the link between what we see as "innocent" fakes and organized crime. Phillips describes in detail how the counterfeiters' criminal network costs jobs, cripples developing countries, breeds corruption and violence, and kills thousands of people every year. He shows that by turning a blind eye to the problem, we become accomplices to theft, extortion and murder.

Knock Off The Deadly Trade In Counterfeit Goods

Knock Off The Deadly Trade In Counterfeit Goods
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2024
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0749447753

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Fake Stuff

Fake Stuff
Author: Yi-Chieh Jessica Lin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2011-03-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781136817540

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"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought and action. Each "Stuff" title is a short (100 page) "mini text" illuminating for students the network of people and activities that create their material world. Yi-Chieh Lin reveals how the entrepreneurial energy of emerging markets, such as China, includes the opportunity to profit from fake stuff, that is counterfeit goods that rely on our fascination with brand names. Students will discover how the names and logos embroidered and printed on their own clothes carry their own price tag above and beyond the use value of the products themselves. The book provides a wonderful introduction for students to global markets and their role in determining how they function.

Sex Drugs and Body Counts

Sex  Drugs  and Body Counts
Author: Peter Andreas,Kelly M. Greenhill
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2011-01-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780801458309

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At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia. "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More than 650,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the U.S. occupation of Iraq." "Between 600,000 and 800,000 women are trafficked across borders every year." "Money laundering represents as much as 10 percent of global GDP." "Internet child porn is a $20 billion-a-year industry." These are big, attention-grabbing numbers, frequently used in policy debates and media reporting. Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill see only one problem: these numbers are probably false. Their continued use and abuse reflect a much larger and troubling pattern: policymakers and the media naively or deliberately accept highly politicized and questionable statistical claims about activities that are extremely difficult to measure. As a result, we too often become trapped by these mythical numbers, with perverse and counterproductive consequences. This problem exists in myriad policy realms. But it is particularly pronounced in statistics related to the politically charged realms of global crime and conflict-numbers of people killed in massacres and during genocides, the size of refugee flows, the magnitude of the illicit global trade in drugs and human beings, and so on. In Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and policy analysts critically examine the murky origins of some of these statistics and trace their remarkable proliferation. They also assess the standard metrics used to evaluate policy effectiveness in combating problems such as terrorist financing, sex trafficking, and the drug trade.

Counterfeiting Exposed

Counterfeiting Exposed
Author: David M. Hopkins,Lewis T. Kontnik,Mark T. Turnage
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2003-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0471269905

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A clear and compelling guide to the complex world of counterfeiting This book provides readers with an overview of the complex subject of counterfeiting in the twenty-first century-not the traditional notion of counterfeiting fake currency, but the counterfeiting of luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, engine parts, etc. Filled with compelling stories such as how Glad trash bags have been faked as part of a scheme to launder drug money, this book offers real-world examples of how counterfeiting can occur and how readers can protect their products and brands from it. Leaving no stone unturned, this valuable resource also provides legal remedies, authentication guidance, and digital measures companies can use to fight the effects of counterfeiting on their bottom line. David M. Hopkins (Denver, CO) is Director of International Business Programs in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Lewis T. Kontnik (Greenwood Village, CO) is principal and founder of Reconnaissance International, the publisher of Authentication News, an international newsletter that covers counterfeiting prevention issues. Mark Turnage (Denver, CO) is the CEO of Applied Optical Technologies PLC, one of the largest providers of anti-counterfeiting technology to governments and companies worldwide.

Fit to Bust

Fit to Bust
Author: Tim Phillips
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2011-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780749460143

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Fit to Bust is an eye-opening investigation of the causes of that failure - whether it's a global financial crisis or a single disastrous decision that undermines years of hard work. Tim Phillips casts a wry eye over the biggest business disasters of recent history to provide you with the inside story behind the news stories, from the collapse of Enron to the downfall of Woolworths, to understand why smart people make bad decisions. With a particular focus on business detail, management and decision making, Fit to Bust takes us inside the mind of the CEO to teach us how to spot a disaster and look critically at the companies you work for, invest in or buy from. With case studies and interviews, learn why the recession happened and how to avoid the mistakes that led to it.

Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007

Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008
Genre: Government publications
ISBN: PSU:000063523317

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Criminology

Criminology
Author: Gregg Barak
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2009-09-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781461636663

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Barak provides the first integrated analysis of crime, criminal justice, and criminology through a global lens, revealing the importance of a global perspective for the study of crime and justice in the 21st century. While moving seamlessly from the micro bio-psychological, interactive-social process to the macro cultural-structural forces that shape crime and our responses to it, the author presents the reader with a feast of the latest criminological ideas in this sumptuous tome.