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The Illegal Trade of Medicines on Social Media

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-57582-3

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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.

Subject: Law and Criminology, illegal markets, illegal trade of medicines, situational crime prevention, criminal entreprenuers, crime and social media, cybercrime, Organized Crime, Crime Control and Security