'Silk Road', the virtual drug marketplace: a single case study of user experiences.

  title={'Silk Road', the virtual drug marketplace: a single case study of user experiences.},
  author={Marie Claire Van Hout and Tim Bingham},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  volume={24 5},
BACKGROUND The online promotion of 'drug shopping' and user information networks is of increasing public health and law enforcement concern. An online drug marketplace called 'Silk Road' has been operating on the 'Deep Web' since February 2011 and was designed to revolutionise contemporary drug consumerism. METHODS A single case study approach explored a 'Silk Road' user's motives for online drug purchasing, experiences of accessing and using the website, drug information sourcing, decision… CONTINUE READING
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