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Institutional Aggression

Institutional Aggression can occur within groups or between groups and involves more
complex processes than interpersonal aggression. Most of the research of the models has
been done in prisons.

The importance model suggests prisoners bring their own histories and traits into the
prison, which influences their adaption into…

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overcrowding, lack of privacy and lack of meaningful activity significantly influences peer

However this may only apply to some forms of aggression, as these factors did not
influence the likelihood of major collective acts of aggression. This means that the findings
lacks reliability, as the research in this area…

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to provide a holistic account and thus the theories into institutional aggressive are
oversimplifying our complex human behaviour.


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