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
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However this topic is too broad and it is beyond the scope of this paper to examine, but it is mentioned as an alternative explanation of why people become homeless. (Glasser, 1994)

Homelessness is a haunting social problem that has, by all definitions, outgrown society's conventional solutions. Through their interviews with nine knowledgeable observers who range across the humanities, social and medical sciences, and human services, ( Giamo and Grunberg, 1992 ) examines the nature and conditions of this ongoing crisis. No longer contained by traditional urban skid rows or state mental hospitals, homeless individuals now confront "normal" society face to face—and this "normal" society is at a loss for how to respond. The enormity of the problem has resulted in a stagnation of viable ideas, creating an industry with an endless litany of root cause and quick fix. But as these dialogues point out, there is no one root cause for the fact of homelessness. These timely, penetrating exchanges challenge established misconceptions of this problem.

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

In the Philippines, which has an estimated total population of 94 million, some 4.5

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