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NCJ Number: 30543 Find in a Library
Title: ROLE STRAIN AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BY POLICE
Author(s): B W BRAMLETT
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 132
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY CONCERNED WITH THE SEGMENT OF ROLE THEORY RELATIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF ROLE STRAIN ON PERFORMANCE AS SEEN IN THE POLICE ROLE MANIFESTED IN ISSUING CITATIONS AND MAKING ARRESTS.
Abstract: THE STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT THAT INTRA-ROLE CONFLICT AND ROLE STRAIN ARE POSITIVELY RELATED AND TO DISCOVER THE EXTENT THAT ROLE STRAIN AND ROLE PERFORMANCE ARE NEGATIVELY RELATED. DATA FOR TESTING THE HYPOTHESES IN THIS STUDY WERE OBTAINED FROM POLICEMEN EMPLOYED FULL TIME BY A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT 175,000 IN A SOUTH-CENTRAL STATE. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY INTERVIEWS GUIDED BY AN INTERVIEW SCHEDULE AND BY A SYSTEMATIC SEARCH OF RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE FINDINGS SUPPORTED THE HYPOTHESES THAT INTRA-ROLE CONFLICT ARE POSITIVELY RELATED AND THAT ROLE STRAIN IS NEGATIVELY RELATED TO JOB EFFECTIVENESS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Police attitudes; Role perception
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