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No Fixed Abode

The implications for homeless people in the criminal justice system

  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-73-1

  • Published: 2013

  • Pages: 40

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


No fixed abode

This research by Vickie Cooper, of Liverpool John Moores University, aims to unpack experiences of homeless people in the criminal justice system and critically explore the extent to which homelessness impacts upon the processes of punishment.

The research also considers homeless peoples’ experiences of semi-penal accommodation and how this impacts on their propensity for reoffending and perhaps being recalled to custody. The first part of the study highlights the scale of the problem of homelessness and imprisonment, and further explores the role of accommodation for reducing reoffending. The second part of this study presents the main research findings, and provides further information about the experiences of men and women who have stayed in, and practitioners who have worked within semi-penal institutions.

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