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Fake Meds Online

The Internet and the Transnational Market in Illicit Pharmaceuticals

Authors: Hall, Alexandra, Antonopoulos, Georgios A.

  • Offers a unique criminological analysis into the phenomenon of selling of illicit medicines online
  • Draws on over two years of empirically-grounded fieldwork to support conclusions
  • Pushes forward debate on the relationship between mutating criminological activity and digital technologies
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This book provides a timely criminological investigation into the rapidly growing sale of fake medicines online. Some estimates suggest that the fake medicine trade has now overtaken marijuana and prostitution as the world's largest market for criminal traffickers. This increase has been particularly apparent in the context of various evolutionary phases in information and communications technologies, and the Internet now acts as the main avenue through which this criminal market is expanding. Thus far – despite growing concern and media attention – this extensive, extremely profitable, and ultimately life-threatening online market is yet to be fully explored. Drawing on the authors' own criminological investigation of both the supply and demand sides in the United Kingdom, this study offers the first in-depth and empirically-grounded analysis of the online trade in illicit medicines. Founded on rigorous research, and bolstering a rich area for debate, this book will be of particular interest for scholars of criminology and technology studies. 

About the authors

Alexandra Hall is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Business and Law, Teesside University, UK.

Georgios A. Antonopoulos is Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Business and Law, Teesside University, UK.

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eBook £29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57088-8
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57087-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fake Meds Online
Book Subtitle
The Internet and the Transnational Market in Illicit Pharmaceuticals
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57088-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57088-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57087-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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