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dc.contributor.authorNicholls, Bridget
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-18T15:22:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-18T15:22:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/14546
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the relationship between animal cruelty investigation work and the legal terrain. Specifically, I analyze how Ontario’s animal cruelty investigation officers understand and navigate the legal requirements of their work. A convenience sample of eight animal cruelty investigation officers participated in this study. The data was viewed through an interspecies solidarity and gendered labour process lens. The results show that there are significant structural and interpersonal constraints, particularly mixed levels of support from the Crown Attorneys and veterinarians. At the same time, the officers exercise their agency to try and improve the efficacy of animal cruelty enforcement and prosecution. Overall, the structural constraints and the exercise of agency are both central to the officers’ daily labour. This study grounds the findings in solutions and proposes ways to strengthen anti-cruelty work.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjecthuman animal studiesen_US
dc.subjectlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subjectanimal cruelty investigation worken_US
dc.subjectanimal crueltyen_US
dc.subjectmultispecies labouren_US
dc.titleAnimal Cruelty Officers and the Intersections of Daily Labour and the Lawen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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