Homelessness and the Law (Paperback)Dr Tamara Walsh
Paperback Published: 30/05/2011
- We can order this
Homeless people want to be treated with dignity and respect: by the law, by the community, by government systems and by individuals. The reality is that they instead face constant discrimination, rejection and exclusion. The law perpetuates this sense of exclusion. Terms such as 'public nuisance', 'offensive', 'anti-social', 'causing anxiety', 'causing an obstruction', 'move-on' are all found in criminal laws that the homeless are disproportionately prosecuted under. This book explores the many ways in which laws in Australia, at federal, State and Territory level, operate to cause or perpetuate homelessness, as well as how the law might be used to address the causes and consequences of homelessness. Dr Tamara Walsh examines legal conceptions of home and 'homelessness' and legal responses to them; law and order approaches to homelessness including offences and defences; social welfare law; impairment, disability and capacity in relation to decision making; discrimination and access to justice, and homelessness and human rights.
Publisher: Federation Press
You may also be interested in...
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at