Homelessness in America is a persistent, complex, and widely-occurring problem thatincorporates many economic, social, and psychological dimensions. After years of war andeconomic decline, the ranks of the homelessness have grown to include families with children(35%), military veterans (23%), children (25%), persons fleeing domestic violence (30%), andthe mentally ill (20-25%) (National Student Campaign, 2012). Additionally, the number of homeless young adults, aged 18-to-24, is growing, giving homelessness a new face (Saulny,2012).In the problem of homelessness, some people perceive a call for greater human compassion,while others demand more effective social policy and more comprehensive public healthservices. Still others insist on greater individual responsibility and more respect for the needs of business, reinforced by aggressive criminal justice responses.Your paper will examine a broad range of private and public responses, e.g., laws, policies, programs, and individual behaviors, to various aspects of the problem of homelessness inAmerica. You will examine, in depth, five-to-seven such responses and at least two of those mustrelate to criminal justice.For each response examined, your paper will summarize the nature of the response, its history,its objectives, and information about any positive or negative outcomes relevant to homelessness.Your paper also will analyze each response from the perspectives of distributive, commutative,and retributive justice. You will consider competing/conflicting views (the pros and cons) of the justice issues, leading to a balanced conclusion about the justness of each response. Finally, your paper will draw an overall conclusion about whether, thirty years from now, the next generationof Americans wil
l view today’s responses to homelessness as just. Your conclusion must be
supported by various points in your analysis of the justice of specific responses.Start your research by reviewing the PDF document,
.Use these resources to gain familiarity with various aspects of the homelessness problemand a range of responses to it. Some of the websites list other research-based resources thatcontain in-depth information that can also be utilized in your paper. Also, use the AshfordUniversity Library to find scholarly articles that are relevant to the specific responses tohomelessness that become the focus of your paper.The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) andformatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources (at least two of which can be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center,located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.