symptoms to ultimately achieve a positive outcome or avoid a negative outcome. (Swanson, 1984) It is particularly important to determine whether someone is malingering, especially in a court case. Determining if a criminal defendant is malingering a psychiatric disorder can vastly influence the outcome of a case. Criminal defendants can malinger in various ways such as, feigning incompetency to stand trial, claiming to have amnesia, or even
One of the most well-known and controversial studies in the realm of psychology was conducted by Phillip Zimbardo in the 1970s to study the effects of prison conformity on a sample group of college students. This study, known as the Stanford Prison Experiment, was scheduled to continue for two weeks, but it had to be cut short to six days due to the horrendous events that occurred during procedures. Although the majority of researchers currently agree that Zimbardo’s experiment was completely unethical
The idea of private prisons was introduced in 1969. Private prisons do not have to rely on the government in order to get sufficient goods and services. During the 1980s, incarceration rates skyrocketed. Because the United States needed more facilities to house offenders, and running a prison is very expensive, the privatization of prisons took place. Private prisons can supply goods and services without relying on the government, and they can make a profit in this industry in the process.
commit. In addition, they encountered many issues and could be killed for any reasons during their time in prison. Since DNA testing was used as a primary tool in the investigation process, many people have been exonerated. However, there were some cases that the victims had died before they had a chance to be exonerated. The criminal justice system cannot compensate wrongly convicted people for their time in prison because they would have had numerous opportunities to pursue their dreams if those