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The War on Sex

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David M. Halperin
David M. Halperin

David M. Halperin is W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality in the English Department at the University of Michigan and the author, most recently, of How to Be Gay.

Trevor Hoppe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and author of Punishing Disease.

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Trevor Hoppe
Trevor Hoppe

David M. Halperin is W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality in the English Department at the University of Michigan and the author, most recently, of How to Be Gay.

Trevor Hoppe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and author of Punishing Disease.

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Duke University Press
ISBN electronic:
978-0-8223-7314-8
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Making HIV a Crime

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Published:
March 2017

In 2003 the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, ruled as unconstitutional a law barring consensual, noncommercial, private sexual behaviors between individuals of the same sex. Since Lawrence, prisons and courts have used expertise and doctrine to thwart attempts to extend Lawrence to prisons and prisoners in multifarious ways. This chapters asks why, and then how, prisons, as arms of the state, continue to criminalize consensual sexual activity between prisoners. In addition, it addresses the particular effects of such a system on some of the most vulnerable individuals in the carceral arena, specifically LGBT and transgender prisoners.

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