Homelessness

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  • Homelessness refers broadly to the experience of people who lack their own regular residence or dwelling. This can include conditions in which people are without a home altogether and are compelled to live or sleep in the open in public spaces such as parks, or private spaces such as parking lots, that are not designed or intended primarily for human accommodation. Such experiences are referred to as street homelessness or visible homelessness, as people living in such conditions are forced to spend much of their time living openly on sidewalks or other visible spaces. At the same time, the street homeless often avoid sleeping on open streets, preferring unoccupied buildings, areas under bridges, and abandoned lots within urban or suburban areas.

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    • History and Popular Culture of Street Crime
    • Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections
    • Nonviolent Crimes
    • Organized Crime and Gangs
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    • Street Crime in Cities
    • Urban Life/Criminology Theory
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