Sep 29, 2003

This guide addresses the problem of panhandling. Also covers nearly equivalent conduct in which, in exchange for donations, people perform nominal labor such as squeegeeing (cleaning) the windshields of cars stopped in traffic, holding car doors open, saving parking spaces, guarding parked cars, buying subway tokens, and carrying luggage or groceries. Prepared by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. To access the entire series of Problem-Oriented Guides for Polce, visit

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