In the process, the guards used ridicule and profanity towards the prisoners in attempts to meet their own role expectations. Among the prisoners rose leaders, one at a time, who stood in opposition to their newly given status and outgroup. In response rebellions, the guards would single out the leaders and punish the whole group (TheAnswerto1984is). This led to a decrease of solidarity between the prisoners and an increase of anomie as well as group conformity. Similar to Zimbardo, Stanley Milgram’s research is relevant to the Stanford prison experiment.
Some people disobey authority because they feel like they’re in a situation to where you’re not in charge of them or just because you do what someone says your this or that. People justify their behavior by assigning responsibility to the authority rather than themselves. So in conclusion the Milgram prison experience was to show the effects of perceived power of focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison guards and how the students reaction on their experiment going in the prison and being disobeying and obeying authority well not all of them well never mind yes all of them. Till today there are still crimes like this that’s going on inside the prison cell and that they’re hiding what’s going on. They also have no chose but to obey authority or they would be beaten or put in a whole/box by the guards.
By restricting their daily schedule prisoners cannot restore their discipline in maintaining strong foundation to rebuild their mind or help them avoid psychology. Without these proper resources inmates minds will collapse to the point of insanity making the 8th amendment come into effect. To truly uphold justice the prison system main goal must be to focus on rehabilitation for all those in Supermax prisons and especially for those who suffer from mental illness. To be locked away for long durations of time or even life can severely create discord in the system. It is truly mayhem when individuals no longer control their own fates but must listen to the precise system that believes structure is the key to reforming someone, despite their freedom
In the background check they need to check mental stability, prior criminal history, and overall personal information about the individual. In some instances there are guards who feel like they have the power diven and let all that suppose "power" go to their head, and they feel as if they could do anything and everything without no repercussions happening to them. In an experiment conducted by Philip G. Zimbardo and a team of researchers called the Stanford Prison Experiment using college student they randomly selected those who were the guards and those who were the prisoners. During the experiment the guards took to a progressively sadistic personality especially at night when the cameras were turned off. As the experiment got more and more out of hand it led to a riot broke out within two days of the experiment.
When inmates are serving time why not get enough knowledge to help when out to help be experienced for a job? Inmates have limited resources while in prison but can use some of it to use for a better future when they exit. Prisons that fund programs such as getting a degree or G.E.D to help improve their skill set for the job they may want once they get out is the right direction to help rehabilitate men that have been in there several years. Reducing recidivism that helps inmates can set a path for other inmates to do also and can deter others from doing any further crime if they had education or sense of doing better. While Bagley, C also studied that different approach to inmates programs has been easier on officers and how they was being treated differently by inmates.
The guards were given clean guard uniforms, sunglasses, and billy clubs borrowed from the police. The guards were instructed to maintain order anyway they wanted without using physical violence. Zimbardo wanted the guards to seem intimidating while the prisoners were made to look inferior and were to be referred to with their ID number only. After the prisoners were assigned their roles and the guards took their post was the effect of the experiment finally setting in. On the morning of the second day the prisoners began to rebel against the guards by ripping off their ID numbers and barring the doors while taunting the guards.
Many of the inmates have changed their attitudes and conformed to this strict lifestyle in order to avoid such punishments, which consequently lead to the loss of identity. During his time at Road Prison 36, Luke demonstrates his rebelliousness and individuality by constantly going against authority. Furthermore, Luke attempts two escapes, the second of which triggered Luke’s death at the hands of one of the prison Bosses. This essay will examine how the social psychological themes of conformity, authority and non-conformity are portrayed in the movie Cool Hand Luke. More specifically the critical analysis of how conformity and obedience to authority result in less punishment but equally a lack of self identity, and how non-conformity leads to the questioning of the system, individuality and the power of
Emotions are indicators to let us know if we are ready to move on or if we need to linger for longer to develop enough to move on. This can go back to the prison experiment in Gladwell’s texts, the emotions of the guards had told them it’s okay for them to become more cruel because of their position. And as for the prisoners they had lost all contact to their old self so their emotions told them to become regressive. According to one of the subjects “I was distant from me, was remote, until finally i wasn’t that person. I was 416.
To be stripped as if I was in actal prisoner would feel like my rights was taken away since I had to stripped and have someone I don’t know look at me, I would be very uncomfortable and maybe not able to even complete the experiment. After they was stripped the prisoners was spread down with a liquid that made them think that they was dirty. Then the prisoners were given a number as if they would have gotten if they was actually in jail. The guards were given a khaki uniform that came with a whistle, handcuffs, and sunglasses. These guards were given no training how to actually be guards.
He started to behave in a way that was cruel and far harsher than the rest of the guards and at the end of the experiment claimed it was because he was conducting his own experiment to see how far they would let him go until they retaliated. The way he behaved portrayed that, even though he might not have come into the experiment with the intention to release that behavior from within, but his actions became a roll that he took too far. A sociocultural component shown in the film were the ways that the volunteer guards interpreted the stigmas around being a prison guard. That they should be cold, strict, and unnervingly verbally abusive. Time upon time in the film, the volunteer guards were verbally abusive of their power with the prisoners.
The first instance of this punishment can be seen when the Misfit explains why he went to prison. The Misfit states that even while in prison he had difficulty “remember[ing] what it was [he] done,” further explaining that he still could not “recall” even “to this day” (O’Connor 13). The Misfit’s difficulty “remember[ing]” his crime, even shortly it happened, suggests that he either fell into prison on false pretenses or he doesn’t think he did the crime he committed, either way he would still believe that he received unjust condemnation, which likely had a large effect on his character. The next instance of the Misfit’s unjust punishment can be seen later on in the Misfit’s speech, while he buttons-up his shirt. The Misfit callously remarks to the grandmother that “crime doesn’t matter,” later elaborating that regardless of the morality behind what someone does, they’ll eventually “just be punished for it” (O’Connor 14).