Policing the homeless: An ethical dilemma

@article{Kleinig1993PolicingTH,
  title={Policing the homeless: An ethical dilemma},
  author={J. Kleinig},
  journal={Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless},
  year={1993},
  volume={2},
  pages={289-303}
}
  • J. Kleinig
  • Published 1993
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
  • The homeless challenge police to reconsider their social role, the constituency they serve, the alliances they should form, and the activities they should engage in. This paper considers three conceptions of the police role — law enforcement, order maintenance, and social peacekeeping — and indicates how they impinge on treatment of the homeless. The moral challenge posed by the homeless favors the peacekeeping conception, but the inadequate resources available to police make it essential that… CONTINUE READING
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