SpringerBriefs in Criminology

The Illegal Trade of Medicines on Social Media

Evaluating Situational Crime Prevention Measures

Authors: Baratto, Gabriele

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  • Analyzes the phenomenon of illegal trade of medicines through social media through a criminological and sociological lens
  • Evaluates the impact of situational crime prevention strategies to counter the trafficking of prescription medicines via social media
  • Incorporates an innovative evaluation research design to support studies assessing the impact of measures and strategies implemented by social media platforms
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This book evaluates the impact of situational crime prevention measures implemented by social media platforms to identifying, blocking, and removing content linked to illegal traded medicines. It discusses the extent of social media usage in trafficking of medicines; the ease of access; visibility of the content; language of posts; products most traded; and types of posts. Research results support the hypothesis of the limited impact of these measures, due not to a lack of effectiveness but to asymmetrical implementation.

This volume will be of interest to researchers, law enforcement, policy makers, social media groups, public health practitioners. 

About the authors

Gabriele Baratto is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. He research deals with the correlations between crime and the internet (particularly social media), organized crime, urban security, hate speech, counterfeiting and criminal markets, trafficking in human beings, smuggling in migrants and asylum seekers.  He is a member of the eCrime research group and the Institute of Safety and Security Studies of the University of Trento.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Softcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Illegal Trade of Medicines on Social Media
Book Subtitle
Evaluating Situational Crime Prevention Measures
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57582-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57582-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-57581-6
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 115
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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