Monday, January 25, 2010

Dr. Myrstol's research cited online

Research on homeless arrestees by Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice Center faculty, was recently cited by two online news services, newswise and Dr. Myrstol co-authored the article, "The Jailing of America's Homeless: Evaluating the Rabble Management Thesis," with Professor Kevin Fitzpatrick of the University of Arkansas. They note that mental health and substance abuse issues are more prevalent among the homeless, and the homeless are more likely to be jailed for their offensiveness, rather than for their dangerousness.