- Instrumental aggression is when groups share a common identity or aims e.g. the police use aggression in a non-emotive manner as a means of achieving goals.
- Hostile aggression is when people who live within in an instiuation use aggression because of an emotional state e.g. anger.
- Explanations tend to come from aggression stemming from factors within the social situation or from personality factors.
- Aggression in institutions is a significant problem as in the USA there was 26,000 prisoner-prisoner assaults during 1995. Yet these are only reported figures so actual levels are probably five times higher.
- Importation suggests that aggression is due to the individual characteristics that prisoners…