She explains how they are sent to jails for minor crimes. She also explains some circumstances from people that have been sunken into debt facing prison. On the other hand, her argument against the school’s truancy fines is weak because these fines prevent kids to become part of criminal gangs. However, her essay is effective because she demonstrates to the reader the problems that the U.S. is facing to deal with criminals and poor population.
Changing criminal behavior, not pausing it while incarcerated is what is needed to keep the public safe, making offenders aware of the destruction they have caused to society, and making them accountable via treatment programs and discipline. Unfortunately, upon release an offender may have set backs, being in a structured, disciplined environment, followed by complete freedom may prove bad for some. Many halfway houses are located far away from an offender’s residence, therefore even if employment is secured during treatment when released they return home to no job, or support, and are put back in the same situation. Community support is imperative in the effectiveness of halfway houses, sadly, many communities refuse halfway houses in their communities, lack of education and fear have been a huge
It is no surprise that some people would have an issue with the city officials getting involved. Some people just believe nothing needs to be done because the homeless are not harming anyone, but they are. The city officials found a study which showed homeless camps have an effect on public health and public safety (“Denver Made the Right Move on Homeless Camps”). The study informed city officials of the issue which caused city officials to begin work on getting homeless people help and getting them into a shelter. Denver is setting an example which should be recognized by other states.
A good question to ask about homeless people therefore is how do preconceived notions and stereotypes about homeless people cause city governments and it’s citizenry to treat them as inferiors who need to be hidden? Sometimes in our society, the homeless are stereotyped as homeless because they are to lazy to get a job and work hard. It seems a common belief in America that the benefits that life comes with almost always come after hard work. However, according to Wilson Dizard and Kristyn Martin of Al Jazeera America a quarter of the homeless population have employment at the time of their homelessness. “Hardworking yet still homeless in today’s America” focusses on the story of Julia Cooley, a mother of one who commutes to work a total of five hours a day, yet is still homeless when the work day is over (1).
Now that we as middle class citizens have the power to help out these children and people, why not do it? Wouldn’t it feel good to donate money to people in need rather than spending the $200 on another piece of decoration for your living room that you already have? Singer is making us feel guilty for not donating money to help the lower class. By making us feel guilty for not donating we are more likely to dominate the next time we have a chance. Just like Singers scenario, Ascher witnessed a very helping deed for the homeless in the city.
Also the euphemism for living on the streets, is homeless, and big-boned as the term for overweight. I believe that the people of today use euphemisms is because they do not want to offend others by being to direct, so they use euphemisms to get there point across but not in a harsh way. 14. In the novel, unwinding becomes a big business in which they make money while the population looks the other way, and avoids where the source comes from. There are situations today where ethics have been compromised because of money or because its easier not to think about.
The police department feels as if the homeless will get comfortable in all of Los Angeles resulting in poverty all over the city instead of ten square blocks. Homeless people are extremely restricted in their hometown. Los Angeles has gotten rid of benches in the parks and bus stops and made the sitting accommodations to where people have to sit on the benches instead of laying down. Resulting in “bums” not sleeping anywhere, but where they are allowed, Skid Row. Restrooms have been a restriction as well.
You can see it as the mayor is helping everyone he is trying to make the city more presentable and he’s making a shelter for the numerous of people without a home to stay in for the reason he claims to be because the weather has been awfully bad and especially recently. Although it maybe true that the conductors of this event is ashamed to have homeless people presented outside on the streets, but some people have disagreed with this statement saying that the staff had informed the poor that there was a shelter nearby and that relocating was in their best interest-it was the only way to really ensure their safety during the establishment of new buildings. I have read an article dedicated to this event and it shows multiple perspectives of what they thought of the homeless needing to move from their spot. The article states that the homeless people are being ordered to move due to the city development. However the team carrying out the service denies that that’s the reason why they are moving them from the place they were currently at.
Their study was complimentary because it confronted the argument of the theory not being rightfully tested. Stated in Researching theories of crime and deviance “... findings was important because it verified for the first time that the structural factors themselves don’t influence crime, rather they are important only in as much as they produce social disorganization” (p.91) Sampson and Wilson came to conclusion that structural and culture social isolation increase crime due to racial discrimination. For example African American had not to many choices but to move to some of these poverty enriched neighborhoods.Within these isolated neighborhoods it was hard for one to avoid violence that erupted. They did not approve crime or violent behaviors but had no choice to live in it. Structure and cultural interact in many ways to create the conditions of crime for example when immigrants or even African American having to move into poverty, and these neighborhoods have little resources, or social contact, that is when the structural of the neighborhood and culture interact to create crime.
Homelessness is a very huge problem that America has come to face. People should not just give the homeless the silent treatment and keep on walking like nothing is wrong. In order for the homeless problem to stop, we “the people” must make it end by helping the less fortunate get to shelters or to some other source of help. The major problems of homelessness