Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. W. Boyd Littrell


Today sexual relationships between adults and children are being discussed and examined by both the general population and academia. The media features articles and programs on the topic. Personal experience books from the child's perspective are being published regularly. There is a growing amount of literature written by academics. Treatment programs are springing up around the country. And legislation prohibiting these relationships is being written or revised.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Dixie R. Colvin December, 1983