Ashford Prison Experiment

Satisfactory Essays
The conclusions generally outlined the relationship between the young men assigned as prisoners or officers within the experiment, to the disposition hypothesis that is status quo for most prisons. A distinct pattern in authority was noted throughout the experiment, implying whenever the guards felt their authority being threatened, they would use extensive measures to regain power over the prisoners. Such measures were used as humiliation and degradation. Once the prisoners were ultimately dehumanized within their own mindset, power would be temporarily restored back to the guards until the next situation occurred. Eventually, the riots began to die off while the new life of imprisonment was accepted. Prisoners were no longer a team hoping
Get Access