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Explanations of institutional aggression
One explanation of institutional aggression is the deprivation model which suggests that it is the
institutional environment itself that plays a major role in the cause of a prisoner's aggression. There
are several situational factors that build to this which can be thought of as organisational…

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Another criticism of the model is that a lot of prison aggression has unexplained motives making it
difficult to conduct research. Light found that 25% of prison assaults had no apparent reason and
Gottman reported that prisoners often attempt to hide motives behind aggressive actions.
Therefore we can't make firm…


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