Evaluating the Impact of Criminal Laws on HIV Risk Behavior

15 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2002  

Zita Lazzarini

University of Connecticut Health Center

Sarah Bray

New York University

Scott Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Abstract

Criminal law is one of the regulatory tools being used in the United States to influence behavior by persons who have HIV/AIDS. This article reports on the characteristics and prevalence of HIV-specific criminal exposure and transmission laws, and the enforcement of those laws through prosecutions during the period 1986­2001. It also examines the possible mechanisms through which criminal law influences behavior and considers how these might apply to the specific laws described.

Suggested Citation

Lazzarini, Zita and Bray, Sarah and Burris, Scott, Evaluating the Impact of Criminal Laws on HIV Risk Behavior. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=321782

Zita Lazzarini

University of Connecticut Health Center ( email )

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Sarah Bray

New York University ( email )

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Scott C. Burris (Contact Author)

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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