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Discuss one or more explanations of institutional aggression (25) marks

Institutional aggression is aggression that occurs in any form of institution e.g. prison. Two
models that have been proposed to explain institutional aggression are the deprivation model
and the importation model.

The deprivation model looks at the prisoner's…

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aggression each individual displays. If there are enough individuals who were aggressive before
prison then this will become the norm and aggression will be more likely.

Most of this research has been carried out within prisons and has produced evidence to support
the model. Many inmates in prisons…

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