Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Francis Hurst

Second Advisor

Dr. Steward B. Briggs


The need for more knowledge and better understanding of the adolescent personality patterns (traits) that lead to juvenile delinquency becomes more and more apparent with the tremendous growth in population and the alarming upswing in juvenile delinquency in the State of California. Attempts to meet this problem which have been taken by the State include the appropriation of larger sums of money, the establishment of the California Youth Authority, the construction of new facilities and the enlargement of present facilities, State authorities, lay and professional people, churches, fraternal and service organizations and community agencies have banded together to cope with it.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright John Wesley Adams March, 1957

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