by Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today
As written in the article:
The researchers listed two theories of prison design:
- Deprivation Theory: This is the idea that when an inmate is subjected to a restrictive environment, certain basic needs may go unsatisfied and an inmate may adapt to the situation by satisfying needs via maladaptive behaviors.
- Situational Theory: This is the idea that architectural and social determinants can impact one’s perception of his/her experience (safety, available resources, relationships) and the likelihood of engaging in violence.