The Broken Windows Policing Approach to Homelessness

(A coursework in the Sociology course, Sociological Perspectives on Homelessness, describing criminalization of homeless people.) This argumentative essay deposes implementing the broken windows tactics and the criminal justice approach to deal with youth homelessness. I argue that said problem-solving techniques are inappropriate and unjust, requiring extensive study and careful thoughts to address this social phenomenon. … Continue reading The Broken Windows Policing Approach to Homelessness

Youth Homelessness: A Case of Family Disconnection

(This paper is a literature review on youth homelessness and coursework in a Sociology course that discusses different perspectives on homelessness.) Introduction This research essay will explore the family, its function as the basic social unit, and its role in youth homelessness through the lens of socialization (immediate social environment), family conflict, and social interaction. … Continue reading Youth Homelessness: A Case of Family Disconnection