The Stanford prison experiment and the US justice system


Do you ever think about why people abuse authoritative roles? Why prison officers, security guards, even teachers become sadistic towards the inferior party? A controversial psychological experiment conducted in 1971, shows how people act when they are given highly powerful authoritative roles. Joining Sherine Kodsi is Dr. Svjetlana Kuzmic, a psychologist at Zephyir Hills state prison in Florida, who will give us an insight into real-life state prisons in the US.