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SERIES Identifier: HOLLIS 601652

Prediction: Research, Correspondence, Application, Validation


  • Creation: 1911 - 1972

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.


98 boxes

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

General note

Series Note

As an outgrowth of their studies of both adult and juvenile delinquents, the Gluecks developed so-called prediction tables and other types of forecasting devices which would aid in recognizing potential delinquents in early life.

This Series includes some of the Gluecks' research material on prediction; correspondence from individuals, organizations and agencies who were interested in the Gluecks' research and findings and who planned to use the Gluecks' tables and devices; correspondence from individuals, professional groups and private social or public agencies who had made use of the Glueck devices and who were prepared to share or make public their validations; critiques of the Glueck tables and findings; plans for future publications on prediction; and various miscellany.

Period covered is the 1950's and 1960's, beginning roughly with the publication of UNRAVELING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (1950). Correspondence includes letters received and carbons of letters sent.

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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