Peace-Keeping on Skid Row
Reprinted from “The Police on Skid-Row: A Study of Peace Keeping American Sociological Review 32, no. 5 (October 1967): 699-715. Egon Bittner is Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University. He has made contributions to phenomenological theory in sociology and has had a long-time interest in the social labeling and processing of marginal persons, such as vagrants and skid-row bums, as well as in other aspects of the policing function.