Criminal Justice-coas | Sex, Drugs, AIDS & Criminal Law
P412 | 1584 | 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 independent research 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 (T, 5:45-8:15P, SY
106)

Instructor:  Professor Stephanie Kane, Department of Criminal Justice