Date of Award


Degree Name

Leadership Studies


College of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

E. Core

Second Advisor

A. E. Harris


This study revealed that the West Virginia Forestry Camp has in its legal machinery the purpose of rehabilitating male juvenile offenders between the ages of 16 and 21. However, no overt statements of educational objectives were found in the rehabilitative program.

Tests revealed both a low intelligence level and a low grade achievement level among the cases examined.

Questionnaires made known the desire of many of the commitals to take part in vocational training at camp. This means of inquiry also made known the reluctancy of several boys to participate in any portion of the camp program except the work program which was mandatory.

Lack of co-ordination, it was discovered, brought the various segments of the program into occasional conflict as to allotment of time and the acquisition of interest of those being presumably rehabilitated.


Prisoners – Education – West Virginia.