Homelessness and Street Crime (Current Controversies) (Library Binding)

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Homelessness and Street Crime (Current Controversies) (Library Binding)

By Pete Schauer (Editor)


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Hundreds of thousands of Americans are without a home, sleeping on streets or in temporary shelters. Nearly one-fifth of homeless Americans suffer from an untreated mental illness. Due in part to reductions in state and city budgets, many who need assistance are left to live on the street. One natural byproduct of a life on the street is criminal behavior, as adaptation to illegal acts becomes a matter of survival. Could ending homelessness reduce crime? What are ways in which that could be achieved, and whose responsibility is it? Are the homeless being unfairly blamed for street crime? This volume offers a close examination of the issue from a variety of viewpoints.

Product Details ISBN: 9781534500952
ISBN-10: 1534500952
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: July 30th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Current Controversies