Monday, May 24, 2010

Dr. Chamard authors monograph on homeless encampments

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, has authored a monograph entitled, "Homeless Encampments," for the Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Problem-Specific Guides Series. The monograph has been released as part of the series published by the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice.

The monograph begins by describing the problem of homeless encampments (also known as transient camps) and reviewing contributing factors. It then identifies a series of questions to help police and other decision-makers analyze their local problems with homeless encampments. Finally, a review of responses to the problem and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice is presented.