The punitive shift towards the criminalisation of homelessness

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In the UK, following the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008, the government response took the form of austerity measures. This has had far reaching implications, one of which being the punitive shift towards the criminalisation of vulnerable and marginalised people within society, such as those affected by homelessness.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBSC Blog
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018


  • austerity measures
  • criminalisation of homelessness
  • homelessness
  • financial crisis
  • poverty
  • housing
  • vagrancy law
  • public space protection orders

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