Aggression- Institutional Aggression

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1. Studied Prison records of 831 male inmates in SW USA and found small but not significant relationship between gang membership and prison aggression suggesting importation of subcultural values

  • Sapolsky
  • DeLisi et al
  • Richards
  • Poole and Regoli
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2. Assessed impact of several pre-exisiting importational factors on inmate violence in 4 juvenille institutions. pre- institutional violence was best predictor of inmate violence

  • Poole and Regoli
  • DeLisi et al.
  • Sergen and Barton
  • Diener

3. Prisoners import social histories and traits into a prison (factors include alcohol, drugs, race, education)

  • Importational Model
  • Situational Model

4. First to be aggressive is the first piece of ___________. Eliminating the 'heat' that ______ will sort out the prison environment and reduce possibility of aggression

  • Deprivation model
  • Popcorn model
  • Thermal model
  • Management model

5. Aggression is influenced by the environment by 3 factors- organisational (leadership of prison), Physical resources and Staff

  • Situational Model
  • Importational Model

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