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Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3007 + Google Map
Join us for a talk with Trevor Hoppe, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, on his book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the criminalization of sickness. The book examines how and why U.S. policymakers and public health systems have adopted coercive and punitive responses to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It also looks at how others diseases have been punished throughout history, and cautions against the extension of criminalization to diseases such as hepatitis and meningitis.
This talk is part of the Human Rights Program’s year-long speaker series examining the criminalization of human rights concerning gender, sexuality, and reproduction. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law, Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, and the Criminal Justice Policy Program at HLS.
Lunch will be served.