Towards a better criminological understanding of harmful alternative health practices: a provider typology

Anita Lavorgna, Heather Horsburgh

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    Abstract

    This chapter discusses the opportunity to differentiate providers of harmful non-science-based health practices into different criminological types 1 by drawing on a subset of case studies identified in the United Kingdom through media, judicial documents, and grey literature. We propose a multi-dimensional typology addressing motivations, individual characteristics, behavioural patterns, criminal trajectories, and organisational structures. The typology presented furthers our understanding of harmful health practitioners and could serve as a framework to filter the different experiences of similar dangerous practices in other countries, thus facilitating comparative research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMedical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non-Science Based Health Practices
    Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Perspective
    EditorsAnita Lavorgna, Anna Di Ronco
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Chapter2
    Pages7-23
    Number of pages17
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429424434
    ISBN (Print)9781138388666
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019

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