Institutional Aggression

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1. Which study suggested that prisoners cope with the deprivations in prison in different ways such as violence towards staff and other inmates

  • Sykes
  • Pauline and Peterson
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2. What did Mandel suggest?

  • Milgram's theory is monocausal
  • Importation model
  • Deprivation model
  • Lack of meaningful activity, privacy and overcrowding was linked to peer violence

3. What did McCorke et al find?

  • History of violence was the best indicator of peer violence regardless of situational factors
  • When gang members were separated there was a 50% decrease in serious assault rate
  • Lack of meaningful activity, privacy and overcrowding was linked to peer violence
  • Stressful situational factors cause individuals to lose their own moral rules and carry out aggressive acts as the responsibility of their actions is diffused onto their leader

4. Pauline and Peterson found what?

  • When gang members were separated there was a 50% decrease in serious assault rate
  • Prisoner aggression is associated with stressful and constricting conditions
  • Lack of meaningful activity, privacy and overcrowding was linked to peer violence
  • Importation model

5. What was Staub's theory regarding institutional aggression

  • Deprivation Model
  • 5 steps of Genocide
  • Importation model

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