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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Intimacy and Responsibility: The Criminilisation of HIV Transmission

ISBN13: 9781904385707
Published: December 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.99

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In what circumstances and on what basis, should those who transmit serious diseases to their sexual partners be criminalized? In this new book, Matthew Weait provides a critical analysis of the response of the English 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 constructs 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 law students studying criminal law.

Criminal Law
Foreward by Mr Justice Edwin Cameron
Table of Cases
1. The Terrain: the state, criminal justice and HIV
2. The trial of Feston Konzani
3. Harm, causation and HIV infection
4. Risk, recklessness and HIV
5. Consent, knowledge and disclosure
6. Responsibility, HIV transmission and the criminal law