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The Influence Of Dehumanization On Prisoners

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The researchers had the police pick up the college students from their homes in front of their neighbors, charged the mock prisoners with different crimes, read them their rights, and had them spread their legs apart so they could be searched before they were put in the back of the police car. When they got to the station the arrestees were then fingerprinted, formally booked, received their Miranda rights and then left in the holding cell to think about their actions. I think that being arrested in front of your family and neighbors is humiliating and in a sense dehumanizing and then being forced to wait to think about their actions. However, I think some of the more dehumanizing procedures come after the prisoners were brought to jail. Being
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