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“You’re an Embarrassment”: Un-housed people’s understandings of policing in downtown San Diego

  title={“You’re an Embarrassment”: Un-housed people’s understandings of policing in downtown San Diego},
  author={Megan Welsh and Mounah Abdel-Samad},
  journal={Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law \& Society},
This paper presents findings from an ongoing study of the use of police to manage the issue of street homelessness in downtown San Diego, California. We situate our study among recent conceptualizations of policing and homelessness in post-industrial cities. We draw on data collected over the past two years through brief, structured interviews (n=195), focus groups (n=23), and in-depth, semi-structured interviews (n=20) with un-housed people about their experiences with law enforcement. Our… 
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