Homelessness Thesis

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Republic of the Philippines
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City

INTRODUCTION

Homelessness is a critical issue that requires everyone’s attention. Hundreds of thousands of homeless people live on the streets as their shelter. Historically, homelessness has always been a problem in society. Homeless people were known as “the wondering poor”, “sturdy beggars”, and as “vagrants,” but it was not until the late 18th century that homelessness because noticeable to society. Homeless person is anyone who lacks adequate shelter, resources, and community ties. People who are homeless can be categorized as chronic deinstitutionalized or temporary homeless. The chronic homeless are more or less persons who are permanently homeless without a fixed home and the most visible of the homeless population in the streets and shelters. The homeless also face persistent loss and constant thread of harm. The other spends more time in the jail than their poor counterparts. Homelessness became an issue of discussion among mass media, scholars and policy makers and the public in general.

The lack of affordable housing and poverty has been one of the leading causes of homeless and it results from a number of factors some of which includes a lack of

Republic of the Philippines
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City

education, unemployment, extremely low wages, drug addiction, races, and mental health problems and disorders. Some homeless people turn to crime because for them it’s a way of escaping their situation and they’re also victims of violent, crimes and lack needed medical care. Their situation puts them at a risk of sexual exploitation, child prostitution, and use of illegal drugs, execution of street people and the aspects in health problem. This untoward acts as a barrier to them for having peaceful home, safe, and to change their lives.

Through initiative preventive efforts provide a programs should be design to place the homeless into permanent housing and to move out of poverty as soon as possible. Involve local government for community development corporations, literacy programs, programs for the mentally ill. Drugs, alcohol, crime prevention and intervention. Beautification and community safety and how best to provide those services in a coordinated manner.

Republic of the Philippines
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City

GENERAL OBJECTIVE :
To determine the scope of homelessness.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
1. To define homelessness.
2. To establish the risk factors of homelessness.
3. To identify the effects of homelessness.
4. To identify the relationship between homelessness and Community awareness. 5. To identify government programs supporting the homeless and legal bases for the protection of the homeless. 6. To provide a prevention solutions to reduce homelessness.

Republic of the Philippines
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Homelessness

Hombs, (1990) At the beginning of the decade the stereotypical homeless person was portrayed as a middle aged, White alcoholic male, from an urban neighborhood who wandered the country as a vagrant, tramp or hobo, who lived in isolated downtown areas known as skid rows. In order to understand who the homeless are there is a need for a clear definition. He explains that there is no single definition of homelessness and thus provides several definitions. For example in one definition Hombs explains that a homeless person is “anyone who lacks adequate shelter, resources, and community ties”. Another definition of homeless offered by Hombs is one form the national...
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