Vagrancy Laws and the 1960s
Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the… read more
Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the 1960s. Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and poor, or dissolute, or to wander about without any purpose. These laws began in American with the colonists, proliferated throughout the nation, and were on the books in almost every state as of 1950. close
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