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Discuss psychological explanations of institutional aggression (8+16)

A prison is a type of institution which exhibits aggression within groups.
This sort of aggression can be explained through the importation model suggested by Irwin
and Cressey who proposed that inmates import their own social histories and violent
characteristics which influences their…

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overcrowding, a lack of privacy and meaningful activity all significantly increased interpersonal
violence in prisons, making the view that aggression is a direct consequence of the
deprivation model much more credible as an explanation.

A real world application that has arisen from the deprivation model is that changes to


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