Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Lloyd Braithwaite

Second Advisor

Dr. Subash Sonnad

Third Advisor

Dr. Stanley Robin

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study was designed to identify the factors which were associated with the juveniles and their volunteers within the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Court Volunteer Probation Program from November 1969 through June 1973 resulting in a successful or unsuccessful termination of informal probation. Data on 317 juveniles and their volunteers were compiled and analyzed. A bivariate test was conducted to determine the relationship of ten independent variables for the juveniles and six independent variables for the volunteers to the dependent variable, the probationer's termination status. Those independent variables considered to be significantly related to the dependent variable were retained and tested by Multiple Classification Analysis.

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