Homelessness is a complicated subject when it comes to crime. It has been shown previously that homelessness is a strong predictor of criminality. I don’t know why this is the case. It could be that homeless people simply have no options other than crime in order to fulfill basic human needs. It could also be that the over-representation of the mentally ill in the homeless population could cause an increased tendency toward criminality. It could also be that people are homeless because they have committed crimes in the past and cannot get jobs because of their criminal records. Homelessness might also just drive people crazy.
I don’t know if any of that is true. I’m really interested in this topic. Does anybody have any insights into the reason why so many people who are in jail have also been homeless at one time or another? Why do so many homeless people have criminal records? As someone who writes about crime for a living, I feel that it’s my duty to understand every aspect of criminality.
Help me out.
I need some insight.