Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Dr. Bill Wakefield

Second Advisor

Dr. Sam Walker

Third Advisor

Dr. George Barger


For decades the motivating factors behind criminal behavior have fascinated and perplexed criminologists. Much of the research in criminal justice has focused upon the perpetrator of criminal activities to the exclu­sion of other areas of study.


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 1982 Karen Gilchrist.

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