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Political Criminology of Youth Homelessness

By (author) Pat Carlen
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Aug 1996
Dimensions: w 154mm h 235mm
Weight: 280g
ISBN-10: 0335196802
ISBN-13: 9780335196807
Barcode No: 9780335196807
Drawing on interviews with 150 young people, this book analyzes the causes and consequences of youth homelessness. It argues that attempts to repair fractured lives must necessarily involve a re-ordering of political, moral and economic possibilities.

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" illuminating addition to existing research." - Community Care "...a welcome addition to the literature of homelessness." - Health Matters " interesting and challenging study of contemporary British youth homelessness." - British Journal of Social Work "This book affords a fascinating insight into the realities of being homeless, andgoes some way to explain why the existing social infrastructure dealing with homelessness is unsatisfactory. It will be of interest to sociologists, social workers and people working with the homeless."