This experiment individually effected each person involved and its unfathomable to imagine seeing someone who caused you pain/ you caused pain to after it was all over. I can only hope that this portraying the roles of the guards were mortified by what they’d let happen under their watch and that those playing the prisoners were able to mentally recover relatively quickly. Although some institutions are designed to resist critical evaluation theres still a way to bring attention to these issues. For example, Attica Prison operates in relative secrecy using taxpayer money but with the right amount of public attention this can be put to an end. In addition to that there are more things that need to be changed within prison institutions.
But the guards in Zimbardo’s experiment did some really awful things and Eshleman in particular, to this day speaks about the things he did very lightheartedly, finding it all a bit humorous. Perhaps we will never be able to judge the prison guards or Eshleman’s behavior but we now know something that they did not know: different situations will bring out different sides of us. We get the opportunity to practice what we believe and stand true to who we are; knowing that life may present us with uncomfortable scenarios. We now get to choose whether to stick with our morals or not and can no longer blame our behavior entirely on our situations. It is probable that we may still be influenced by what goes on around us but that should not deter us from trying to be the person we think we are our everyday lives.
Danforth understands Hale’s reasoning, but persist that “there will be no postponement(). This is because Danforth feels that if he is lenient with his decisions, it looks as though he is weak and being unfair to the rest who did not get postponed. Since Danforth has authority over the rest of the court, John Proctor is later executed due to Danforth signature. Additionally, he uses the number of cases he has had in court and the amount he has put in jail as a number to hold over peoples heads. The number Danforth claims is a point of trying to scare those who may being lying and show that Danforth is merciless.
INTRODUCTION: This case involves the suspect being arrested for PC 148(a)(1)-Resisting/Delaying a Peace Officer and CVC 12500(a)-Unlicensed Driver. LOCATION DESCRIPTION: This incident occurred on Waverly Drive east of Pasadena Avenue. EVIDENCE: • Photos of Suspect Nathanael Hidalgo injuries INJURIES: • Abrasions on left elbow • Abrasions on left knee • Abrasions on right leg below knee • Swelling/Abrasion above right eye INVESTIGATION: On 02-23-17 at approximately 1935 hours, I was working uniformed patrol in unit #12. I was traveling east on Del Mar Boulevard approaching Fair Oaks Avenue. I observed a white Nissan Altima in the number two lane directly in front of me.
In order for it to be effective one must learn the tips and tricks of the veterans of the job, not just using knowledge from the seven weeks of training. Although that will be effective, I feel as if personal experiences are more efficient and useful in succeeding in the job. “You’re going to learn, CO, that some things they taught you in the Academy can get you killed.” (99) Conover realizes that many officers do not follow the rules that were instructed in the Academy. In order to be a strong and acknowledged correctional officer one must bend the rules a bit to get the inmates to comply. For example the Academy teaches the importance of not conversing with the inmates, but a vital way to get the inmates to follow the rules one must build some sort of relationship with them.
In a short time span, he went from supporting the court to strongly disagreeing with it. Even though this is not said directly in writing, I believe that his mindset changed because he knew that most if not all of these people were innocent. He knew the truth, it just took a little while for him to truly accept it. Also, before they hung Proctor, he desperately tried to save him and the others that refused to confess. The trials opened his mind to the possibility that he might be wrong.
In one of the guard’s diary, prior to the start of the experiment he says “As I am a pacifist and nonaggressive individual I cannot see a time when I might guard and/or maltreat another living thing.” (as cited in Zimbardo, 1971, para.44) as the experiment goes on this same guard changes his way of thinking “they were fighting to keep their identity. But we were always there to how them who was boss.” (as cited in Zimbardo, 1971, para.21). Zimbardo (1971) clams the guard’s became ‘sadistic’. They amused and enjoyed themselves by harassing, punishing, insulting the weak prisoners “typically, the guards insulted the prisoners, threatened them, were physically aggressive, used instruments to keep the prisoners in line and referred to them in impersonal anonymous deprecating ways” (Zimbardo, 1971, para.34). The guards
In a few groups, prison guards plan pre-sentencing reports with broad foundation data about the guilty party to offer judges some assistance with deciding sentences. The occupation of prison guards is to ensure the offices that hold wrongdoers are secure and safe. They manage the everyday guardianship of prisoners. They likewise administer the discharge forms for prisoners and once in a while tell casualties of changes in the wrongdoer 's status. the arrangement of practices and foundations of governments coordinated at maintaining social control, deflecting and moderating wrongdoing, or endorsing the individuals who disregard laws with criminal punishments and recovery endeavors.
Many people, before reading this article, might not have been aware of the rapid increase of incarceration rates and the overcrowding issue. This appeals to the reader’s sense of logic by stating that the vast majority of them are nonviolent because it shows them that that is where the overcrowding issue resides. This gets the readers thinking that alternative ways of dealing with nonviolent offenders might be necessary to solving the issue in the criminal justice system. Zuckerman makes the reader understand that reforming the prison system is a reasonable solution to the many problems generated by non-violent offenders being imprisoned. Not only does the author make the reader aware of the issue, but he provides a logical solution for it.