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Carelessly linking crime to being homeless adds to the harmful stigma

While full details are yet to emerge, both she and the man charged with murdering her have been widely reported as being homeless.

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It’s revealing how news media use this information in framing their coverage of what happened.

Media use of the term “homeless” is rarely neutral.

This is not to say someone’s housing status should never be included in reporting such events.

However, we should be wary of how media coverage connects homelessness to violent…

Before continuing, we should say we have relied entirely on the…

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