research into the psychological effects of perceived power. The US Office of Naval Research commissioned the research. The Navy was investigating the cause of difficulties between guards and prisoners in the Navy and Marine Corps setting. In forming his hypotheses, Zimbardo asked, “What happens when you put good people in an evil place, does evil triumph over humanity?” The basis of his hypotheses was that situational dynamics can promote deindividualization and dehumanization and lead to immoral acts.
The Zimbardo prison experiment was a study of human responses to captivity, dehumanization and its effects on the behavior on authority figures and inmates in prison situations. Conducted in 1971 the experiment was led by Phlilip Zimbardo. Volunteer College students played the roles of both guards and prisoners living in a simulated prison setting in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Philip Zimbardo and his team aimed to demonstrate the situational rather than the dispositional causes
The implementation of the first failure allows, for the perfect set-up of the second, the failure to identify harmful acts committed by those who are rich and powerful as crimes (Reiman). “When white collar criminals are prosecuted and convicted their sentences tend to be lenient when judged by the cost their crimes have imposed on society (Remain).” This day and age, crime is not restricted to street violence, an atrociously, inconspicuous crime has made its way to center stage, has made its way