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.
|Title of host publication||Medical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non-Science Based Health Practices|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Multidisciplinary Perspective|
|Editors||Anita Lavorgna, Anna Di Ronco|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2019|