Institutional Aggression

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1. What did Harer & Steffeninmeiser (2006) find?

  • Black inmated had higher signficant rates of violence but lower rates of alcohol and drug related conduct than white inmates
  • White inmates had a higher rate of violence but black had a high rate of alcholo and drug abuse
  • Nothing significant
  • Race and violence had no link
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2. Why does DeLisi et al (2006) claim that there is no correlation between pre-prison gang membership and prison violence?

  • Violent gang members ate isolated from general population
  • Gang members just want to get their sentence over and done with
  • Gang members assert power through dominance, but without violence

3. What model was proposed my Irwin & Cressey?

  • Hovland-Yale Model
  • Importation Model
  • Deprivation Model
  • Elaboration-likelihood model

4. What did Nijman et al (1999) find?

  • Increased levels of personal space didn't actually decrease the level of violent incidents - conditions inst cause of aggression
  • Very strong correlation between personal space and aggression
  • Only link was increased level of luxuries led to decreased aggression

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

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


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