Inmate-On-Inmate Assault

  title={Inmate-On-Inmate Assault},
  author={Karen F. Lahm},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={120 - 137}
  • Karen F. Lahm
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Law
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
Most literature on inmate assaultive behavior considers only one level of analysis, thereby ignoring the importance of prison context on inmate behavior. This study improved on past research by combining inmate and prison-level data into a multilevel model explaining inmate-on-inmate, nondeadly assaults. Data from 1,054 male inmates in 30 prisons revealed that age and aggression were the most robust predictors of inmate-on-inmate assaults. In terms of multilevel effects, aggressive inmates were… 

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