This class was tough.
This course completely changed my view on the US prison system and inspired me to pursue a career in public policy.
Haney was one of the grad student researchers in Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Study, and went on to have a successful career as an advocate for reform in the US prison system. More than a decade later, I can still remember learning about the Pinto scandal, the origin of the Twinkie Defense, and the nature of a justice system that favors (and profits from) a punitive approach to incarceration over a rehabilitative approach, and how this creates a repeating cycle of recidivism.
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Advice for students:
An incredible course taught by an inspiring professor - dive in.