Sex & Punishment: Legislating Desire

For prosecutors, as well as priests, how we have sex has long been a matter of serious concern. So serious, in fact, that whenever community standards are challenged, the response is often repression, and, sometimes, severe punishment.

In the latest installment of the Legally Speaking series from UC Hastings College of Law and California Lawyer, Eric Berkowitz, a San Francisco attorney who has studied this phenomenon and written about it in his book Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire, speaks with California Lawyer’s Martin Lasden.

Sex & Punishment: A Conversation with Eric Berkowitz – Legally Speaking