Criminal Justice-coas | Sex, Drugs, AIDS and Criminal Law
P412 | 1556 | Kane
This is an intensive writing course that uses an ethnographic and
legal approach to the study of
the AIDS epidemic and its implications for criminal justice. The
first part of the course is a
general introduction to institutional, scientific, and symbolic
dimensions of the epidemic. The
second and third parts shifts into ethnographic research and
intervention focusing on illegal
behaviors and HIV transmission risks associated with sex and drug use.
With this background,
the course focuses on issues most directly related to criminal justice
policies and institutions,
including the criminalization of sexual transmission and the
correctional management of people
with AIDS (PWAs). The course emphasizes creative development of
projects both inside and outside the classroom. A variety of
pedagogical methods will be used,
including films, guest speakers, and small-group discussions.
Required Texts: To be announced.
Class Meeting: One 150-minute seminar each week (W, 5:45-8:15P, SY
Instructor: Professor Stephanie Kane, Department of Criminal