Description - Intimacy and Responsibility by Matthew Weait
In what circumstances and on what basis, should those who transmit serious diseases to their sexual partners be criminalised? In this new book Matthew Weait uses English case law as the basis of a more general and critical analysis of the response of the criminal courts to those who have been convicted of transmitting HIV during sex. Examining cases and engaging with the socio-cultural dimensions of HIV/AIDS and sexuality, he provides readers with an important insight into the way in which the criminal courts construct the concepts of harm, risk, causation, blame and responsibility. Taking into account the socio-cultural issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and their interaction with the law, Weait has written an excellent book for postgraduate and undergraduate law and criminology students studying criminal law theory, the trial process, offences against the person, and the politics of criminalisation. The book will also be of interest to health professionals working in the field of HIV/AIDS genito-urinary medicine who want to understand the issues that may face their clients and patients.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Matthew Weait
Matthew Weait is Lecturer in Law at Keele University, and a member of the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality. His research interests centre on the are informed in large part by the work he has undertaken for a wide range of HIV/AIDS organisations both in the UK and abroad.