The Consumption of Counterfeit Fashion

  • Joanna Large
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS)


Despite the importance of the consumer in counterfeiting policy, there has been a lack of attention within criminology about the demand for counterfeit goods. A tendency to explain counterfeit consumption through deviance or ‘othering’; reinforces stereotypical assumptions about consumers and overplays the importance of superficial factors in consumption. This book seeks to develop a better understanding of why counterfeit markets exist when we know that many consumers knowingly buy counterfeit products and argues there is a need to consider demand for illicit goods within the context of consumer capitalism. Through focusing on the end market consumption of counterfeit fashion; a grey area in terms of criminality, and a topic on the border of more traditional criminological concern this book is concerned with the embedded nature of harm in consumer capitalism.


Fashion counterfeits Harm Nature of consumption Licit Illicit markets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanna Large
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  1. 1.School for Policy StudiesUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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