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Institutional Aggression

Aggression within groups: Prisons

Statistics by Howard League for Penal Reform ­ recorded assault incidents rose by 61% between 00 and 09
US ­ Bureau of Justice ­ 70,000 inmates victims of sexual assault

Importation Model
Interpersonal Factors
Irwin and Cressey prisoners bring own social histories and traits…

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Aggression in groups: Prison

Importation Model
Support in areas such as age, education level and race
Harer and Steffensmeier ­ data from 58 US prisons ­ black inmates significantly higher rates of vuilent behaviour,
lower relates of alcohol/drug related misconduct than white counterparts
Parallels racial differences in behaviours in…


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