Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
American society tends to medicalize or criminalize social problems. Criminal justice reformers have made arguments for a positive role in the relief of poverty that are similar to those aired in healthcare today. The consequences of criminalizing poverty caution against its continued medicalization.
Cambridge University Press
William M. Sage & Jennifer E. Laurin,
If You Would Not Criminalize Poverty, Do Not Medicalize It,
J.L. Med. & Ethics
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