Punishing disease: HIV and the criminalization of sickness

Introduction : Punishment : AIDS in the shadow of an American institution -- Controlling Typhoid Mary -- "HIV stops with me" -- The public health police -- Making HIV a crime -- HIV on trial -- Victim impact -- Conclusion : Punishing disease -- Appendix 1 : methods : on the anatomy of a so...

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Main Author: Hoppe, Trevor (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press [2018]
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Summary:Introduction : Punishment : AIDS in the shadow of an American institution -- Controlling Typhoid Mary -- "HIV stops with me" -- The public health police -- Making HIV a crime -- HIV on trial -- Victim impact -- Conclusion : Punishing disease -- Appendix 1 : methods : on the anatomy of a social problem -- Appendix 2 : list of bills
"From the very beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment. Calls to punish people living with HIV--mostly stigmatized minorities--began before doctors had even settled on a name for the disease. Punitive attitudes toward AIDS prompted lawmakers around the country to introduce legislation aimed at criminalizing the behaviors of people living with HIV. Punishing Disease explains how this happened--and its consequences. With the door to criminalizing sickness now open, what other ailments will follow? As lawmakers move to tack on additional diseases such as hepatitis and meningitis to existing law, the question is more than academic"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xi, 275 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme
ISBN:9780520291607
9780520291584