Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology


The problem of juvenile delinquency is increasingly demanding more and more attention of the American public. Periodic reports compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, published annually, continue to reveal an increase in the rate of delinquent behavior. In fact, according to the final juvenile court reports for 1952 to the United States Children's Bureau, juvenile-court delinquency cases rose 29 percent between 1948 and 1952. Budgets also are constantly being increased to combat this major problem, yet it is probably true that man is still the least understood of all earthly beings. This study in parole prediction is undertaken with the hope that it will make a positive contribution to the existing body of knowledge regarding the rehabilitation of the juvenile delinquent.


A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Sociology University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Walter F. Kleinsasser February, 1961

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