How Policing The Homeless Hampers Their Well Being
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FEATURING FORREST STUART – The largest concentration of poverty, homelessness, and policing in the US lies in a 50-block neighborhood in one of the nation’s largest metropolises. Skid Row is the accepted name for the area of Los Angeles that pushes against the city’s political center and its rapidly gentrifying downtown. And while there have been millions of dollars spent on “cleaning up” Skid Row, little seems to change. Is that by design?
A sociologist who spent five years among Skid Row residents has now written a definitive book about policing and homelessness that could offer lessons for many similar areas in American cities.
Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. His book is called Down, Out, and Under Arrest: How Policing The Homeless Hampers Their Well Being.