Any work in total institutions, including correctional facilities and remand centres, requires special mental and physical qualifications; the personnel are exposed to stress, which, consequently, can lead to various aggressive behaviours.
In the article entitles: Aggression in Prison Service Personnel and its Causation its authors have put forward the following research problems:
1. Is there any association between the occupational stress level and the aggression level in Prison Service employees?
2. Is there any association between the level of family functioning and the aggression level in Prison Service employees?
3. Do the factors of dwelling place, workplace, seniority and the position in the chain of command affect dependence between stress, family functionality and aggression level in Prison Service employees?
In conclusion, dependences among the defined variables were shown, proving association between stress level and aggressive behaviours in relation to person’s dwelling place and workplace, seniority and position in the chain of command as well as respondents’ family functionality.