Policing the homeless: An ethical dilemma

  title={Policing the homeless: An ethical dilemma},
  author={John W. Kleinig},
  journal={Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless},
  • J. Kleinig
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
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