SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF BEGGARS IN URBAN AREAS AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMES: A CASE STUDY OF KARACHI CITY
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Keywords

Socio-Economic Status
Beggars
Begging behaviour
Urban problem
Karachi

How to Cite

Riaz, S. ., & Abrar, M. . (2018). SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF BEGGARS IN URBAN AREAS AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMES: A CASE STUDY OF KARACHI CITY . Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 57(2), 97–111. https://doi.org/10.46568/jssh.v57i2.34

Abstract

The present research paper aims to find out the life patterns of urban beggars' demographic characteristics, socio-economic status and their involvement in criminal activities in Karachi city. A descriptive research design was employed and face to face interviews were conducted in this study. A sample of 140 street beggars, were selected from different public places using a convenience sampling technique. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized for data collection. The key findings of the study show that criminal beggars are organized and have the well-kept house and work in routine as front-line professionals in the city. This study recommends that a comprehensive policy should be implemented to control the begging practice in the city. In this regards a proper advocacy campaign is needed for social mobilization at mass the level.

https://doi.org/10.46568/jssh.v57i2.34
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Copyright (c) 2018 Dr.Sakina Riaz, Dr.Muhammad Abrar

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