Criminology: Lucifer Effect - Ashley Langston CRJU 3200-01...

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Ashley LangstonCRJU 3200-01Professor WrightMarch 25, 2018Word Count: 1060Zimbardo’s Lucifer EffectThe Lucifer Effectwas written by Zimbardo in hopes of trying to explain why as well ashow good people turn evil. The name originates from the falling of Lucifer from heaven, beforehe became known as Satan. It is said that Lucifer was God’s favorite angel and most loyalsubject at one point, until Lucifer no longer agreed with God’s way of doing things and that iswhen God had another angel, Michael, help cast out Lucifer. Lucifer, the angel, was seen as themost promising of angels to God, and when he didn’t agree with God he became everything Godwas against.The film/lecture of Zimbardo mostly focuses on his book,The Lucifer Effect,and how thechoices we make helps determine how good people turn evil in the end. He uses examples of reallife situations where people ended up making the choice to do the “evil” thing versus the normalthing. He even goes into detail on his own Stanford Prison Experiment and how the men who allstarted out as healthy and normal ended up taking in their roles too much. Zimbardo goes intowhat the “Lucifer Effect” does to the mind and the choices made. Zimbardo says when given achoice people can choose one of two things in each given situation; When it comes to thecapacity to behave they kind be kind or cruel, caring or indifferent, creative or destructive, andthe end results can either make them heroes or villains.

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Term
Spring
Professor
NatalieJohnson
Tags
Stanford prison experiment, Philip Zimbardo, Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, Milgram experiment, Wit, Lucifer

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