volume 26, issue 1, P33-33 1979
DOI: 10.1177/026455057902600110
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Abstract: hardback, £10 paperback In the early 1970's a major shift away from the institutionalised detention of young od'enders was dramatically introduced in Massachusetts, USA. Virtually overnight the old style &dquo;training centres&dquo; and secure units were closed to be replaced by smaller units of group homes, foster-care and non-residential programmes, all of which were notionally &dquo;community based&dquo;. The whole period of the reforms was extensively monitored by the Harvard Law School and this …

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