It is not unusual for inmate to call attention to themselves by threatening suicide or even feigning an attempt in order to gain a housing relocation, transfer to the local hospital, receive preferential staff treatment, or seek compassion from a previously unsympathetic family member. Some inmate(s) simply use manipulation as a survival technique. Although there are no perfect solutions to the management of manipulative youth who threaten suicide or engage in self-injurious behavior for a perceived secondary gain, the critical issue is not how we label the behavior, but how we react to it. The reaction must include a multidisciplinary treatment plan. A disproportionate number of inmate(s) suicides take place in “special housing units” (disciplinary/administrative segregation) of the facility or under “room confinement.” A lack of inmate(s) on suicide precautions should not be interpreted as meaning that there are no currently suicidal inmates in the facility, or a barometer of sound suicide prevention
In 1971, a psychologist named Phillip Zimbardo had the idea to hold an experiment that would study the impact of becoming a prisoner or a guard at a prison. Zimbardo’s main focus was to expand on Milgram’s study of situational behaviors. A newspaper ad was put out asking for volunteers to be in a psychological study. Those that responded were picked up at their homes as if they were being arrested. They were completely convinced that they were actually being arrested.
In addition, life in the camps was dreadful and the prisoners were treated very poorly. “Although many thousands of people died in the latter from brutal treatment, overwork, or disease, these camps were intended as prisons” (Lace 16). This demonstrates that they were treated very badly and put to hard work that led to disease or death. Furthermore, when prisoners got to the camp, they were given specific uniforms to wear. “In most camps, the standard uniform consisted of pajama-like trousers and shirts or dresses of a blue-and-gray-striped material with matching caps and wooden clogs for shoes”(Lace 44).
Prison gangs not only have influence on other gang member and there rivals but every single person in the prison. Inmate gangs have an impact on the well-being in prison, prisoners' lives, on prison administrators, staff and on the residents of neighborhoods into which they move upon their release from prison. In prisons in wich gangs rule, gangs decide which inmates eat at what times and where they sit in the dining hall, who gets the best and worst job in the prison, who has money and nice clothes, and even who lives and who dies. In “My Life in Prison Gangs: A prisoner in the soul finds freedom in Christ” by Henry Smedley, Henry Smedley joined the Texas Mafia. At the time, the Texas Mafia was in the middle of a violent and deadly war with the Aryan Brotherhood.
Psychologically speaking depression can be a ramification because again the inmates are in their cells 22 hours a day. The cells are small and they are deprived of social communication. Going outside is a privilege to most. The time given to the inmates can be viewed as living under barbaric conditions even though we are speaking about criminals. Agnew posits that “deprived” communities are more likely to be populated by “strained” individuals and that these communities will suffer from more blocked opportunity structures, (Hoffman, 2003).
Attica Prison Riot The maximum security prison, Attica Correctional facility, is located in a small town in between Buffalo and Rochester in New York. Attica was surrounded by a 30-foot wall, 2 feet thick, with fourteen gun towers Prisoners spent fourteen to sixteen hours a day in their cells, their mail was read, their reading material restricted, their visits from families conducted through a mesh screen, their medical care disgraceful, their parole system inequitable, racism everywhere. It all started on September 9th 1971 when over thirteen hundred prisoners took over the prison, holding forty guards hostage. Prisoners rebelled for many various reasons. Some of the different reasons that the prisoners went crazy were because living and sleeping conditions became intolerable, social and cultural movements outside prisons encouraged the rebelling.
Refer to Module 4 of Psychology and Your Life. Describe one ethical issue mentioned in the text. Why is informed consent necessary for ethical research? One of the many ethical issues mention in Module 4 in the text is t assurance that participation in research is completely voluntary. From the way that I have interrupted that if the participates are forced into going through with the research it could have a very negative effect on the outcome and will cause data to be wrongfully interrupted.
The University of California guidelines were not up to date and there were many people affected by this situation of ethical boundaries that come with consequences. The Ethical Codes should have been re-evaluated and controlled for the sake of all nationalities. The University of California should recognize the internal controls of ethical codes and what this really means. Policies and procedures should be written out in detail and follow-ups should be done automatically. The lab researchers should be asked to sign non-disclosure forms upon their employment to protect them as well as the University.
The Stanford Prison Experiment The stanford prison experiment was designed to test the psyche of individuals when placed in positons of absoluter power or extreme trauma, as well as to see if the "prisoners" would oppose the corruption by standing together or fall apart and turn on one another. The volunteers for the experiment were randomly assigned the jobs of either guard or prisoner and they were instructed to asume the roles they were given by any means, helping to simulate a real prison experience. This video illustrates the influence of social institutuions such as prisons by revealing how easily one in a position of power can be easily corrupted. The video partly focuses on one such volunteer in the role of a guard who based his decisions in the replication of a prison warden he saw in a film. The vvolunteer described the warden as a cruel one, and so as he began to imitate him, he became equally as cruel.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is described as physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse ("Intimate Partner Violence," 2013). A large scale, nationally based, quantitative study was performed to study details of help-seeking behavior of men experiencing IPV from female partners. This study documented where these men get help, the reception they received while seeking help and their positive or negative help seeking experiences. Protection of Human Participants All men who participated in this study did so anonymously, were informed of their rights as study participants and they gave their consent to participate before data collection began (Douglas