Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Dr. Samuel E. Walker

Second Advisor

Dr. Vincent J. Webb

Third Advisor

Dr. Harry W. Reynolds, Jr.


This study will examine the selection, processing and hiring of applicants for the position of Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Specific inquiry will be made regarding the selection, processing and hiring in an average sized mid-western field office of the FBI, between 1966 and 1976. This study is important as it examines the complete employment picture of the FBI. This analysis can reveal information which will furnish guidance in the hiring and retention of personnel.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright James Leroy Steiner, 1976

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