Thursday, September 21, 2006

The American Criminalization of Poverty by Dave Oehl

What do you get when you cross a booming national economy with homelessness? Fewer homeless people, right? Wrong. What you get, apparently, is not only greater homelessness, but also enactment, and greater enforcement, of laws and policies that criminalize poverty and homelessness. It is important to examine such public policy as a means of social control, instead of social change or improvement. more...


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