SOC 342 Social and Health assignment

SOC 342


Write a two-page paper responding to the questions.


Describe the series of deinstitutionalizations that took place from the early 1950’s through to the 1980’s. Discuss the impact and results on the homeless population during those different time periods. Do you agree with the current laws regarding institutional stays for persons suffering from mental illnesses? Are these laws in the best interest of the homeless population? Explain why or why not.



APA and have a cover reference page. Information must be used must be cited.




Jencks, C. (1994). The homeless. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

ISBN 0-674-40596-X


Wasserman, J.A. and Clair, J.M.(2010). At home on the street: People, poverty, and a hidden culture of homelessness. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

ISBN 978-1-58826-701-6