Measuring delinquency a study of Probation Department referrals by Joseph W. Eaton

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .

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StatementJoseph W. Eaton and Kenneth Polk.
ContributionsPolk, Kenneth., Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region.
LC ClassificationsHV9106.L65 E15 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 102 p. :
Number of Pages102
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Open LibraryOL2548520M
ISBN 100313250472
LC Control Number85030551

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