Institutional Aggresion

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Institutional Agression


  • Agression= due to situation factors or dispositional factors

**IMPORTATION MODEL** > Irwin & Cressey

  • ~ prisoners bring traits/history> influence adaptation to prison
  • ~ not 'blank slates'- behaviour imported to prison
  • ~ pre-existing factors affect ag levels (eg: race,alcohol addiction)
  • ~ some ag behaviour is not imported, they just come from societies where ag is valued.

1) Irwin + Cressey

  • 1 time offenders seen as 'straight'
  • shows that…


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