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Discuss research into institutional aggression. (8 marks + 16 marks)

Institutional aggression refers to aggression within or between groups or institutions (e.g.
armed forces and prisons). Much of the research on models of institutional aggression has
been done in prison environments. The Importation model suggests that inmates in prison

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Just as the deprivation model may not apply to all forms of aggression, it may also not apply
to all types of institutions. Nijman et al.found that increased personal space in psychiatric
institutions failed to decrease the amount of violence among patients. This suggests that
while the deprivation model may…


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