International experience of using special knowledge in the investigation of counterfeiting
The article highlights the theoretical and practical aspects of the investigation of counterfeiting as a socially dangerous phenomenon that has a transnational character. The need to implement international experience in the use of special knowledge in the investigation of counterfeiting, as well as the formation and role of Interpol in coordinating the work of law enforcement agencies of different countries in this direction, is considerer.
The general processes of European and world interconnection, the globalization of economic, political and social relations, supported by new communication and technological opportunities, are increasingly covering the sphere of economic crime, in particular the most widespread and most dangerous phenomenon for society, such as counterfeiting. Increasingly, this is manifested in the fact that, together with law-abiding citizens, it has become easier for criminals to penetrate across state borders, which has caused the spread of criminal manifestations in the transnational space. The exit of criminal activity beyond the borders of specific states gives rise to international crime, which puts it at a much higher level of danger compared to domestic crime. The problems and tasks associated with this phenomenon have become widely spread, and, as a matter of fact, they have become the subject of practical solutions by law enforcement agencies around the world and scientific consideration by scientists.
Along with other serious crimes of a transnational nature, such as terrorism, illegal drug trafficking, human trafficking, crimes against the state, smuggling, domestic and foreign scientists also single out counterfeiting, which poses the greatest threat to the integrity of financial and commercial institutions of individual states and the world community in general.