Master's Theses

Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 1938

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. W.D. Moreland


The gathering of criminal statistics has long been recognized as a need and a valuable aid to the federal, state and county officials and to students who desire information over a period of years of the history of a municipality or other governmental area. The primary aim of the writer of this thesis has been to investigate all the criminal case s of Russell County so far as offenses against the law have been prosecuted in the district court. The data presented covers the entire history of the country, finding the total number of cases for the sixty-five years, then by ten-year periods, to find out what years were outstanding as to the number and kinds of offenses charged. There were three hundred eighty-three cases recorded from the first offense October 24, 1872, to March 30, 1937.


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Copyright 1938 Clyde Leon Dutt

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