Cracking Down on the Down and Out: The Criminalization of Homelessness
Wilson, Elizabeth C.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
Homeless persons -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Homeless persons -- Civil rights
Quality of life
Shelters for the homeless
National Coalition for the Homeless (U.S.)
Public policy (Law)
Homelessness -- Government policy
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Elizabeth C. Wilson is a member of the Class of 2005 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]The legislation that this paper examines bars them [homeless persons] from fulfilling basic needs. This paper considers what sorts of legislation criminalizes homelessness, discusses the moral and legal implications of such action, and offers constructive solutions to benefit both the homeless and the other residents of cities. [From Anti-Homeless Legislation section]Elizabeth C. Wilson