publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Anti-social behaviour amongst homeless people: Assumptions or reality?

Harding, Jamie; Irving, Adele;
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  • Published: 22 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Historically, the visible engagement of homeless people in activities considered to be ‘anti-social,’ such as drunkenness and begging, have made them the target of government action on public disorder; engendering antipathy, as much as sympathy, from policymakers, key regulators and the wider public. Governments have long been keen to blame increases in homelessness on individual failings, resulting from wilful idleness and dangerous criminal/anti-social tendencies, with policy responses underpinned by the principles of enforcement and exclusion, rather than care and support. During the period 1997 to 2010, the New Labour governments demonstrated a more nuanced ...
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