I will pay for the following essay Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment. The essay is to be 3 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page.
For two weeks, these participants, in their roles, were to live in a makeshift prison and live the lives of these prisoners and guards. The purpose of the experiment was to see how well if at all, the participants took on the roles assigned to them. Furthermore, Zimbardo was curious to see if the prisoners brought on their punishments, or if the guards and the overall situation played roles. After only six days, the experiment had to be shut down. The participants portraying guards had become too abusive and many of the prisoners experienced mental and emotional trauma. When the experiment had been concluded, many years later similar incidents occurred in a prison in Iraq. The only difference with the prison in Iraq, as opposed to the Stanford experiment, was that the events in the Abu Ghraib prison were real and not the result of psychological research. This prompted further research into the roles that guards play in increasing the threat of a prison situation.
The results of the experiment were that, despite the fact that each participant had been renowned young men in their communities, the situation that they had been placed in caused them to react accordingly. The sweet young men who were given the roles of prison guards took their parts and ran rampant with them, causing much stress and abuse to their prisoner counterparts. As such, Zimbardo concludes that degrading and psychologically trying situations can negatively influence the behavior of others. These findings are significant and relevant to criminal justice as they divulge into the little-known subtext of guard/prisoner relationships. When prisoners are placed into jail cells, that is their punishment. .