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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

W. Preston Gleason

First Committee Member

Harold S. Jacoby

Second Committee Member

William P. Bacon

Third Committee Member

Heath Lowry

Fourth Committee Member

M. Lewis Mason


PROBLEM: Juvenile court judges in Solano County, California, allocate delinquent. students to educational programs of either a short term nature (Juvenile Hall School) or a long term nature (California Youth Authority). In allocating these students, on what bases do the judges make their decisions?

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the comparative importance of information about educational, socio-economic, familial, and judicial administrative variables in the allocation decision.



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