About the authors: Dr. Gottfredson received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. She is currently Professor at the Institute of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Maryland, and Vice President of Gottfredson Associates, Inc., Social Science Research.
Dr. Barton received his PhD from University of Michigan and is currently Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Indiana University.
1997 0-7734-8428-0 Summarizes evidence about the state's experience with sharply curtailing juvenile institutionalization by closing the Montrose Training School. It examines the effect of this decision on the residential placement pattern, attitudes, experiences, and behaviors of juvenile offenders in Maryland. It reports the results of an empirical study, based on data collected from nearly 1,000 youths over a several-year period.