Year: 1992 Source: Forum on Corrections Research, v.4, no.3, (September 1992), p.23-30 SIEC No: 19920621

It is argued that major benefits can be derived by identifying those characteristics of a regime that influence levels of prison violence. A case study is presented to demonstrate the potential power of changing regime factors. Literature on violence in prisons & secure hospitals is then explored to determine which regime factors may be important. Evidence suggests that antisocial behaviour can be reduced more effectively by environmental changes rather than trying to make psychological changes.