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Institutional aggression
Institutional aggression is a violent behaviour that exists within an institution and can refer to
other forms of violence between social groups.

SITUATIONAL: The deprivation model

The deprivation model claims institutions cause aggression and not the individuals
themselves. For example, factors such as deprivation in prison life…

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DISPOSITIONAL: The importation model

This was developed by Irwin and Cressey who explained prisons often import aspects of
their own life into prisons such as gender, race or addiction. For example, an alcohol addiction
can result in aggression or race and age where aggression is valued and respected may…


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