CJ 292 assignment 2

CJ 292 assignment 2 - Travis Marschner A39406290 Question 1...

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Travis Marschner A39406290 Question 1 (worth 2 points): The Stanford Prison Experiment had to end prematurely after how many days? The Stanford Prison Experiment had to end prematurely after the fifth night leading into the sixth day when the lawyer came. Question 2 (worth 2 points): Participants were randomly assigned to specific roles within the prison simulation. Name the roles individuals were assigned to. The participants were assigned to roles of either being a prison guard or to being a prisoner. Question 3 (worth 2 points): What was placed on each prisoner’s right ankle? On the prisoner’s right ankle was a chain that was bolted together. Question 4 (worth 2 points): The “ringleader” of the prison rebellion had what prison identification number? The “ringleader” of the prison rebellion had the identification number of 5401. Question 6 (worth 3 points): Provide a critical commentary of the experiment in two to three paragraphs. Do you believe that the experiment was ethical or unethical? Support your views using examples from the slideshow and relating them to the types of ethical problems discussed in class. I believe in some ways that the experiment was ethical and unethical at times. Ethical behavior is defined in the book based on the Webster’s New World Dictionary is conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group. The experiment was ethical because the participation was completely voluntary because the participants replied to an ad calling for volunteers in a study of the psychological effects of prison life. Their identity was kept confidential and anonymous throughout the study. The participants were labeled by their identification numbers. The experiment did not deceive any of the subjects because in the news ad it explicitly said, “a study of the psychological effects of prison life”. The experiment was
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course CJ 292 taught by Professor Bilac during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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CJ 292 assignment 2 - Travis Marschner A39406290 Question 1...

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