Counterfeit Pesticides: A Mixed Methods Study of a Transnational Organised Crime Threat to the UK Agricultural Industry

Sambrook, Christopher I (2016) Counterfeit Pesticides: A Mixed Methods Study of a Transnational Organised Crime Threat to the UK Agricultural Industry. Doctoral thesis, Harper Adams University.

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Abstract

The proliferation of counterfeit plant protection products (pesticides) has been widely reported in agricultural trade journals and in the popular press. A review of these publications showed that there is a common narrative, and one which draws heavily on industry derived data. A recent UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) review of the calibre of contemporary counterfeiting research cast doubt upon the veracity of such data sources. The aim of the study was to ascertain the nature of this crime as it occurs in the UK and to determine the threat it poses to the agricultural industry. This was achieved by mixed-methods research, a strategy endorsed by the IPO as a means of more accurately capturing the characteristics of a counterfeiting problem when compared to a single strand study.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Keywords: Pesticides, Crime, Agriculture
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 13:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 13:57
URI: https://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/18348

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