May 24, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin
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CRIM 215 - Homelessness and Society

3 hours
This course explores homelessness through social, political, economic, and criminological/legal perspectives. Homelessness and non-conventional housing point to a dynamic relationship between individual agency and position within broader social structures. Through an examination primarily of ethnographic accounts the course examines what homelessness and other forms of non-conventional housing (such as SROs, squatting, and workcamping) reveal about the changing nature of family and work, the intersection of social identities, urban planning and rights to the city, and cultural ideas and practices concerning “home.” Attempts to solve homelessness will focus on the roles of the police, legal system, social work, and voluntary initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 110  



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