|For offenders, incarceration can mean a greater likelihood of victimization by others. To explain this and help predict the probability of inmate harm, researchers have developed deprivation, importation, and life styles models that assess the role that inmate characteristics and features of institutional life have on victimization events. We test these three models using archival data on inmate victimization (N=487) obtained from the National Institute of Justice. Results from logistic regression models provide the most support for a lifestyles model of inmate victimization. Findings have implications for both policy and future research.
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