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Agresivitatea în mediul penitenciar ca efect al deculturaţiei
Agresivity in the penitentiary as effect of deculturation

Author(s): Dan Banciu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Eikon
Keywords: crime; prison; punishment; aggression; penitentiary system; resocialization; deculturation

Summary/Abstract: This study highlights the negative effects that imprisonment has on prisoners, required to bear the rigors and restrictions of the institution and to try to adapt to an environment they consider as hostile and unwelcoming. These negative effects include "learning" aggressiveness in the process of interaction and informal communication between detainees, which, in order to survive the imprisonment, resort to aggressive forms of the most serious violence, both against other prison mates and against prison staff. Learning and adopting aggressive behavior in prison environment significantly reduces the chances for the prisoner to reintegrate into normal society after imprisonment.

  • Issue Year: 8/2010
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 71-81
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Romanian