Essay Institutional Explanations of Aggression 24 marks

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Outline and Evaluate institutional explanations of aggression

not sure if its completly 24 marks, but its near that figure.

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The deprivation model of institutional aggression proposes that
aggression occurs due to internal factors of the prison. It basically
suggests that the institution causes aggression in the institution.

This model is also known as situational model.

Sykes suggested that inmates experience deprivations during…

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Aggression


anxiety is very common, and so they use aggression as a way to
defend themselves.

Strength of the deprivation model is that there is a lot of research
support. For example, Richards examined assaults in 900 US prisons
and found that inmates' programmes…

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Aggression


The Importation model states that inmates who enter prison bring their
own attitudes, values and experiences. These individual characteristics
make them more likely to engage in violence.

Also, other psychological and personal factors can play a role:

Alcohol addiction
Previous employment record
Levels…

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model fails to explain the cause of these individual characteristics ­
could be result of biological and physiological causes.

The importation model can also be criticised for lacking practical
applications. This is because it has little use and application to real life
as…

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