Sabrina Velez Police & the Community The Lucifer Effect In 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo created an experiment that explored the impacts of becoming a prisoner or prison guard; basically someone with authority did to people. Zimbardo was interested in finding out how participants react when placed in a simulated prison environment. The researchers set up a simulated prison in the basement of Stanford University’s psychology building, and then recruited 24 undergraduate students to play the roles of both prisoners and guards. All participants had no criminal background, no psychological issues or medical conditions. They participated for a two-week period with a $15 a day initiative.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was a mock prison experiment where they had chosen 24 Male Students selected from the 75 who volunteered to join the experiment. They had chosen the 24 Male students “because they had no criminal background, lacked psychological issues and had no major medical conditions. The volunteers agreed to participate for a one to two week period in exchange for $15 a day.” From those 24 Male Students, they were assigned randomly to either be a prisoner or a prison guard. The “Prison” was conducted in the basement of Stanford’s Psychology Department building. The “Prison” had a “yard”, which was the only place in the “prison” where you are outside.
In the next few chapters of Going Up the River, Hallinan talks about family visitation programs, profits made by the prisons, and the ongoing competition between huge corporations in the prison marketplace. The first story that struck me was that of Grady Mitchell, an inmate serving life without parole at Washington State Reformatory. Hallinan speaks to Grady about his visitations with his family at the prison. Grady gets to spend two weekends a month with his wife and children and tells of how little things like helping his son make flash cards for a school report are the things that mean the most to him. Grady holds a steady job making jackets and other garments for the Eddie Bauer company, and states that he earned approximately $5,000
Diana Davis-Nesmith The source of my motivation to be educated is my brother. He is the source of my motivation because; he was sentenced to serve fourteen years in a state penitentiary for false accusations. With all that time being taken from him he didn’t let that stop him. While incarcerated he attended Nyack College where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Once released from prison he went on to Stony Brook University, one of the top SUNY colleges, where he attained his Masters Degree in Social work.
Bob Henry Mrs. Patterson English 1123 p25 October 31, 2012 “Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: a Lesson in the Power of Situation,” is about a prison experiment designed to prove how good people can do bad things when face with a certain situation. In the experiment Philip G. Zimbardo brings 24 physically and mentally healthy college students with no criminal history to participate in his experiment. These participants were assigned to either play a prisoner or a guard and were paid 15 dollars a day just to be in the experiment for 2 weeks. Before the two weeks were even over Zimbardo had to call the experiment to an end, due to extreme street and zombielike attitude and posture in the prisoners. To some the experiment seemed like a complete failure but in reality Zimbardo proved his point within six days of his experiment.
Raritan Valley Community College 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment Submitted by: Alexander Angeles Submitted on: September 18, 2015 Phillip G. Zimbardo conducted the 1971 Stanford prison experiment from August 14 to August 20. The experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prison guard. It was financed by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and was of enthusiasm to both the U.S. Naval force and Marine Corps as an examination concerning the reasons for struggle between military gatekeepers and detainees. The members adjusted to their parts well past Zimbardo's desires, as the prison guards authorized dictator measures and at last subjected a detainees' percentage to mental torment.
Incarceration costs are much higher, normally running around $18,100 per year per inmate, with another $43,756 needed just to build a new cell block. With the information provided I believe the theory of the non-traditional approach of the electronic monitoring is a good way to go to help save money and help local cities on their debts as well. These are in my personal opinion a great approach to the system. The second NON traditional approach with the prison system I’d like to address is the MRT which is a focus on changing how inmates think and make decisions. Counselors hold group sessions twice weekly with 8 to 15 clients per group so that it’s more of a personal feel for the inmates they can better focus on the topics and not feel as pressured.
For those who have delusional thoughts about looser gun laws Switzerland would be their prime example. In the country of Switzerland since there is no standing army most of the males are enlisted into their militia and have to participate in yearly training exercises until 35. Along with their militia training, there are 420,000 governments issued, fully automatic rifles. (Swiss foreign and security policy network). Of those 420,000 assault rifles only 40 murders with firearms were committed in the entire country.
Gaols operated on a fee system, which charges the prisoners a daily fee; this was how the sheriffs who operated the system made their money. Penitentiary Ideal The word penitentiary was used for more than twenty years, however there were no penitentiaries as we see them in today’s corrections system built. Rather than a building, the penitentiary was an idea and a set of regulations (Foster, 2006). When individuals would look at the building that held criminals, they would see jails, workhouses, and old run down prisons, none of which fit the ideals of the penitentiary. The ideal of the penitentiary was to create an environment of human punishment rather than physical punishments (Foster, 2006).
An Executive Committee of the CPF has to be elected regularly. The station commissioner must always be a member of the Executive Committee, but neither the chairperson nor deputy-chairperson may be police. I joined the CPF as a Lay visitor. After arriving at the station we have immediate access to the prison cells. The visit lasted for fifteen minutes, but can be as long as two hours.