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Author Hoppe, Trevor, 1983- author
Title Punishing disease : HIV and the criminalization of sickness / Trevor Hoppe
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA643.83 .H67 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020560918
Descript xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-262) and index
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
Link Online version: Hoppe, Trevor, 1983- author. Punishing disease Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520965300 (DLC) 2017023297
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- United States
AIDS (Disease) -- Law and legislation -- United States
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