The Criminal Justice System and Its Effect on Homelessness

When it comes to homelessness, there are many factors that “encourage” a negative perception. Those experiencing homelessness are forced to face the assumption made by society that they aren’t “good” individuals. As the news and media often reinforce negative stereotypes, it is hard to sway the general public’s negative perception of homelessness. Additionally, those experiencing homelessness often do not have the chance to establish themselves as “good” people. The stigma regarding homelessness doesn’t just come from bystanders and media: it also comes from places of authority.