Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Respectable Deviance and Purchasing Medicine Online

Opportunities and Risks for Consumers

Authors: Sugiura, Lisa

  • Examines the purchasing of medicines online from the perspective of the consumer
  • Provides a critical overview of the UK healthcare regulatory system in particular
  • Speaks to academics in criminology, sociology, medical sociology, digital sociology, and computer science, as well as to health practitioners, policy makers and law enforcement agencies
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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.

About the authors

Lisa Sugiura is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Cybercrime at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sugiura, Lisa

    Pages 1-20

  • Contextualising the Online Pharmaceutical Trade

    Sugiura, Lisa

    Pages 21-65

  • Opportunities in Online Medicine Purchasing

    Sugiura, Lisa

    Pages 67-100

  • Challenging the Risks in Online Medicine Purchasing: Respectable Deviance

    Sugiura, Lisa

    Pages 101-138

  • Conclusion

    Sugiura, Lisa

    Pages 139-145

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74485-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74484-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Respectable Deviance and Purchasing Medicine Online
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Risks for Consumers
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74485-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74485-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74484-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics