The face of homelessness is changing. Single mothers, children trying to escape physical and sexual abuse, and laid-off blue- and white-collar workers are now joining the ranks of the homeless in increasing numbers.
Down and Out in Canada portrays the struggles and siutations of the homeless men and women with whom Tom O'Reilly-Fleming made contact as he travelled across Canada. Many stories presented are painful and shocking but they reflect the conditions the homeless face daily.
Fleming provides an analysis of the homeless within the larger framework of a political economy that sustains homelessness as a growing social crisis.
Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming graduated with first class standing from University College, the University of Toronto. He holds an M.A. from Toronto's Centre of Criminology and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He has taught at Grant MacEwan College, the London School of Economics, York University, Trent University and the University of Toronto. He now teaches at the University of Windsor. His other books include Deviant Designations (1987), The New Criminologies in Canada (1985), Youth Injustice (1993), and The 'Right' Rules (1993). He has published numerous articles in the area of criminology and is a frequent commentator on crime and deviance issues in the media.