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TitleOn 'The Rock' in a hard place : role overload, role conflict and role strain among crown prosecutors in a Canadian province
AuthorHall, Mary Patricia, 1959-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)-- Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1991. Sociology
Date1991
Paginationiv, 159 leaves
SubjectPublic prosecutors--Newfoundland and Labrador;
DegreeM.A.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Sociology
DisciplineSociology
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 139-145
AbstractThis thesis examines the occupation of Crown prosecutor in one Canadian province during a period of rapid change in both the Criminal Justice System and the society as a whole. It is an exploratory study which provides detailed, contemporary information about the experience of being a Crown attorney. The sociological concept of role is utilized as a mechanism for understanding the position of prosecutor with a particular focus on the extent and nature of experienced role overload, role conflict and role strain. Conclusions drawn from this research suggest that crown attorneys are highly strained as a result of role overload and role conflict. The levels of role overload, especially quantitative role overload, are reported to be extremely high. It is argued that such excessive degrees of overload escalate and intensify the experience of role conflict and make felt role conflict less amenable to solution. The great burden of strain under which crown attorneys work exacts costs from them as individuals and from the criminal justice system as a whole.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76118653
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
PDF File(22.72 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/theses/Hall_MaryPatricia.pdf
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