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MARQUES JR., Gessé. Professional frustration and the law. Tempo soc. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.1, pp.127-147. ISSN 0103-2070.

The objective of this article is to analyze some emotional conflicts that the civil law tradition imposes on magistrates and district attorneys within the judicial field. Based on research into the everyday practice of the profession and the ambiguities that emerge between the juridical ideal of law and the effective practices of penal enforcement, this study shows that a feeling of "frustration" underpins much of the discourse concerning the emotions that characterize this profession.

Keywords : Legal profession; Judicial field of law; Professional conflicts; Emotional labor.

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