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Author Sugiura, Lisa, author.

Title Respectable deviance and purchasing medicine online : opportunities and risks for consumers / Lisa Sugiura.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave studies in cybercrime and cybersecurity
Palgrave studies in cybercrime and cybersecurity.
Springer Law and Criminology eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Problem of Online Medicine Purchasing; Theoretical Framework: Respectable Deviance; Methodology; Ethics; Limitations of Methods and Data; A Typology of Medicine Purchasing; Conceptualising the Web; Distinguishing Between Legal, Legitimate, Illegitimate and Illegal Online Medicine Purchasing; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Contextualising the Online Pharmaceutical Trade; Availability of Medicines Online; The Risks of Purchasing Medicine Online
Key Challenges Posed by Providing Medicine OnlineResponses from Policy Makers and Authorities; Types of Medicine Online; Types of Websites Selling Medicines; Characteristics of the Online Medicine Consumer; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Opportunities in Online Medicine Purchasing; Challenges to the Pharmaceutical Marketplace; Frequency of Online Medicine Purchasing; Challenges to Governance and Regulation; Challenges to Healthcare Expertise; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Challenging the Risks in Online Medicine Purchasing: Respectable Deviance
Constructing DevianceJustifying Deviance; Stages of Techniques of Neutralisation via the Pathway of Medicine Regulation; Managing Respectability; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Conclusion; Bibliography; Bibliography; Index
Summary This is a unique interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary phenomenon of online medicine purchasing. In this research, Sugiura provides a criminological understanding of the sale of online medicines as well as the traditional illegal markets. Crucially, the practice is investigated from the perspective of web users, moving beyond the headlines and warning campaigns to contextualise the provision of medicines online, to describe this practice and subjective accounts of purchasing medicines from the Web. Drawing together established deviance theories, Respectable Deviance and Purchasing Medicine Online considers the construction of online medicine purchasing, the justifications presented to challenge how it is labelled, and how the behaviour is managed to show how the framing of risks and deviance is challenged online. Offering a much-needed a critical overview of the UK healthcare regulatory system, Sugiura also analyses literature, data and policy documents originating from different countries highlighting that the geographical locations of participants in web forums, online surveys and non-face-to-face interviews cannot always be verified. With broad implications for regulation and safety surrounding medicines online, this innovative and timely study contributes to current online healthcare debates and broadens our understanding of cybercrime. It will be of particular interest to scholars of cybercrime and those interested in the changing nature of deviance.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Drugs.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319744858 (electronic bk.)
3319744852 (electronic bk.)