Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis (L20)

Date of Award

Spring 1938

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. W.D. Moreland


This study of juvenile delinquency contains 184 cases and covers a period of 57 years, from 1881 to 1938 . The case history of each delinquent was secured from the State Industrial School for Boys at Topeka, Kansas, The State Industrial School for Girls at Beloit, Kansas, and the State Industrial Reformatory at Hutchinson, Kansas. The institutional records also contained the parole reports. The boys were located, their present occupation determined, and their school and church records determined where possible. As there are no records in the probate court concerning the cases, the writer was compelled to compile the records obtained from newspapers, school records and interviews with the teachers of the boys when possible. In some cases, the boys were interviewed.


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Copyright 1938 Harry R. Pollock

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