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Human Experimentation The Judgment Military tribunal Oct 25,1946 Aug 20, 1947 (English and German) Between Sept 1939 and April 1945: medical experiments “for the benefit of the German Armed Forces” “were principles in, accessories to, ordered, abetted, took consenting part in, and were connected with plans and enterprises…” (296) additional crimes against humanity “coordinated policy-making and planning at high governmental, military, and Nazi Party levels” (297) Pg 298- article lists 10 basic principles that must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical, and legal concepts Assume every defendant innocent until proven guilty Question: If this were to happen again, having the knowledge we have now about experiments such Milgram’s shock experiment and Zimbardo’s prison experiment , do you think that these would have made a difference on the judge’s final decision? Zimbardo’s prison experiment (Undergraduate volunteers played the roles of both guards and prisoners living in a mock prison in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Prisoners and guards rapidly adapted to their roles, stepping beyond the boundaries of what had been predicted and leading to dangerous and psychologically damaging situations. One-third of the guards were judged to have
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