Crime, HIV and Health: Intersections of Criminal Justice and Public Health Concerns

  • Bill Sanders
  • Yonette F. Thomas
  • Bethany Griffin Deeds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Bill Sanders, Bethany Deeds, Yonette F. Thomas
    Pages 1-16
  3. The Health of Incarcerated Populations

  4. Health Consequences of Crime and Risk Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Deborah Baskin, Ira Sommers, Arielle Baskin-Sommers
      Pages 95-111
    3. Bill Sanders, Avelardo Valdez, Geoffrey P. Hunt, Karen Joe Laidler, Molly Moloney, Alice Cepeda
      Pages 113-127
    4. Richard Miech, Stephen Koester, Brooke Dorsey Holliman
      Pages 129-149
  5. Crime, Space and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Paul J. Gruenewald, William R. Ponicki, Lillian G. Remer, Fred W. Johnson, Lance A. Waller, Dennis M. Gorman et al.
      Pages 167-186
    3. Christopher R. Browning, Kathleen A. Cagney, James Iveniuk
      Pages 187-205
  6. Public Health Interventions with Criminal Justice Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Tanya Nieri, Jennifer L. Matjasko, Kirk R. Williams, Nancy G. Guerra
      Pages 225-237
    3. Leslie F. Clark, Mia D. Humphreys
      Pages 239-254
    4. Daniel J. O’Connell, Holly Swan, Steven S. Martin, Hilary L. Surratt, Christy A. Visher, Carl Leukefeld et al.
      Pages 255-274
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-299

About this book


Carefully selected to reflect the latest research at the interface between public health and criminal justice in the US, these contributions each focus on an aspect of the relationship. How, for example, might a person’s criminal activity adversely affect their health or their risk of exposure to HIV infection? The issues addressed in this volume are at the heart of policy in both public health and criminal justice. The authors track a four-fold connection between the two fields, exploring the mental and physical health of incarcerated populations; the health consequences of crime, substance abuse, violence and risky sexual behaviors; the extent to which high crime rates are linked to poor health outcomes in the same neighborhood; and the results of public health interventions among traditional criminal justice populations.

As well as exploring these urgent issues, this anthology features a wealth of remarkable interdisciplinary contributions that see public health researchers focusing on crime, while criminologists attend to public health issues. The papers provide empirical data tracking, for example, the repercussions on public health of a fear of crime among residents of high-crime neighborhoods, and the correlations between HIV status and outcomes, and an individual’s history of criminal activity. Providing social scientists and policy makers with vital pointers on how the criminal justice and public health sectors might work together on the problems common to both, this collection breaks new ground by combining the varying perspectives of a number of key disciplines.



'War on drug' Access to health care Acts of Violence Assault Blood-borne Pathogens Community Penalties Criminal Delinquent Rehabilitation Disability Fear of crime HIV Handguns Health Consequences Health Risk Hepatitis C High risk populations Homicide Incarceration Interpersonal Violence Judicial System Long-term negative health outcomes Mental and Physical Ailments Public Health Interventions Risk behaviors Robbery Substance use Violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Bill Sanders
    • 1
  • Yonette F. Thomas
    • 2
  • Bethany Griffin Deeds
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Criminal Justice &, CriminalisticsCalifornia State University, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2., Howard UniversityOffice of Regulatory Research ComplianceWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.National Institute on Drug Abuse, Div. Epidemiology, Services &National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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