Essentials for Leaders: Police Consolidation and Shared Services: Identifying, Developing and Sharing Lessons. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2016.

This executive summary overviews research and resources developed to provide independent information to assist communities and decision makers in understanding, implementing, and assessing alternatives to the delivery of police service. Coverage includes findings regarding a wide range of research on police consolidation and shared services, including mergers, regionalization, contracting, public safety consolidation and deconsolidation, civilianization, engaging stakeholders, and working with the media. Also discussed are a web-portal and series of videos developed to share information and resources about police consolidation and shared services.…

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How Global Firms Organize for Brand Protection. Brand Protection Professional, Vol. 1 (1): 34-36, 2016.

Brand-integrity management has become more important to global firms, but few studies have examined how brand-owning firms assess and mitigate product counterfeit risk. This brief summarizes research on ten brand-protection teams about organization, measurement, practices, success and other areas of brand protection. This benchmarking study illustrates the brand protection practices of these leading firms. Read More

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Interview with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) Danny Marti. Brand Protection Professional, Vol. 1 (2): 14-17, 2016.

As the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) within the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Danny Marti leads efforts to develop a strategic plan on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and is responsible for coordinating efforts of federal agencies engaged in intellectual property policy and enforcement. Read More

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A Total Business Approach to the Global Risk of Product Counterfeiting. GlobalEdge Business Review, Vol. 10 (1): 1-6, 2016.

Product counterfeiting is a growing, global risk that poses many negative consequences for businesses, consumers, governments, national security, the economy, and society. Research suggests that the first step in formulating effective strategies to combat such crime is to understand what shapes the nature of the criminal opportunity. Read More

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Measuring the “Unmeasurable” Approaches to Assessing the Nature and Extent of Product Counterfeiting. International Criminal Justice Review, 2016.

Due to its considerable negative consequences, product counterfeiting is a global problem that is a growing concern for consumers, government entities, law enforcement, and businesses. Unfortunately, current assessments of the nature and extent of the problem are largely unreliable and based on methodologies with significant limitations. Read More

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Featured Research

A Performance-Based Approach to Police Staffing and Allocation

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Brand Protection and the Global Risk of Product Counterfeits: A Total Business Solution Approach

Edward Elgar Publishing