Institutional Aggression

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1. What did DeLisi et al (2006) find?

  • Inmates with prior street gang membership were no more likely to engage in violence than other inmates
  • There was a strong link between pre-prison gang membership and prison violence
  • The only reason why there was prison violence was due to deprivation of luxuries
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2. What did McCorkle et al find?

  • Overcrowding, lack of privacy and meanifuly activity all significantly influenced peer violence
  • Increases levels of space didnt increase level of violent incidents
  • Best indicator of violence among juvenile offenders was pre-institutional violence regardless of nay situational factors

3. What did Wilson (2010) find?

  • Moving prisoners to rooms with a window, lowered temperature and radio led to decresed violence
  • Putting inmates in very very small rooms reduced aggression
  • No link between deprivation and aggression

4. What did Allender & Marcell (2003) study?

  • Correlation between pre-prison gang membership and prison misconduct
  • Deprivation model
  • Link between height and prison misconduct

5. What does the Deprivation Model suggest?

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  • Importing you outside aggression leads to you being aggressive in prison
  • Conditions in insutution e..g crowding, lack of luxuries, increased fear and lack of freedom leads to aggressive behaviour
  • Going on a hunger strike and depriving yourself of food leads to aggression

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