Five Factor Crime Case Study

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However, a study by Martin and Sharpe (2006) purported to identify five different pathways and four contributing factors that could not be eliminated as a conceivable factor in youth homelessness. The factors identified were; experiencing trauma, psychological disorders, drug and alcohol dependency, and family problems. Interestingly, the fifth factor crime, was removed which contradicts other research that has established crime as a precursor to homelessness. The most significant finding was; the experience of trauma for young homeless youth occurred prior to becoming homeless. And, for over fifty per cent of those interviewed, this was determined to be a pathway to becoming homeless. However, we are given no explanation how this is to

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