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Jailhouse Frocks: Locating the Public Interest in Policing Counterfeit Luxury Fashion Goods


David S. Wall


University of Durham

Jo Large


University of Glamorgan

July 27, 2010

British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 50, No. 6, 2010

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Counterfeiting raises some interesting intellectual questions for criminologists, policy makers and brand owners, not least that it differs from the types of offending that traditionally form the crime diet of the criminal justice system. Whilst it is growing in prevalence due to the enormous returns on investment, it is unlikely that the public purse will fund major anti-counterfeiting initiatives in a climate of public sector cut-backs, emphasising the need to allocate resources effectively. This article seeks to locate the public interest in policing counterfeit luxury fashion goods by separating it out from the broader debate over safety-critical counterfeits such as aircraft parts. It then maps out, what is in effect, the criminology of desire for counterfeit goods, before outlining the market incentives for counterfeiting and related criminal activity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Cultural Criminology, Intellectual Property Crime, Counterfeiting, Luxury goods, Brands, Resource Allocation, Public Interest, Sociology of Consumption, Intellectual Property

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Date posted: July 28, 2010 ; Last revised: September 2, 2010

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Wall, David S. and Large, Jo, Jailhouse Frocks: Locating the Public Interest in Policing Counterfeit Luxury Fashion Goods (July 27, 2010). British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 50, No. 6, 2010 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1649773

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David S. Wall (Contact Author)
University of Durham ( email )
Criminology, School of Applied Social Sciences
32 Old Elvet
Durham, DH1 3HN
United Kingdom
Joanna Large
University of Glamorgan ( email )
Pontypridd CF37 1DL, Wales
United States
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