Haney, C. & Zimbardo, P., (1998). The past and future of U.S. prison policy: Twenty-five years after the Stanford Prison Experiment. American Psychologist, 53, 709-727.
In this article, the authors reflect on the lessons of their Stanford Prison Experiment, some 25 years after conducting it. They review the quarter century of change in criminal justice and correctional policies that has transpired since the Stanford Prison Experiment and then develop a series of reform-oriented proposals that still can be drawn from this and related studies on the power of social situations and institutional settings and can be applied to the current crisis in American corrections. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2003 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
The Stanford Prison Experiment web site features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.