hospital for fear of being found and put in jail (when baby is born or after a fight). People are
scared to call the police when somebody does something to them or engaging in the court
system the right way for fear of putting themselves on the radar of the cops. People get
reported by friends and family for revenge or in attempt to keep them in check and they
therefore keep where they live and what they do a secret because they can’t trust anyone.
Some people blame their inability to get a job or failure to attend events on their warrants.
Prisons do not actually deter people from committing crimes as the punishment is supposed to.
This is because of the nature of both the guards and inmates in prison. Zimbardo prison study:
male volunteers for money who were not very diverse and filled out a questionnaire and were
hose ased o etal ad phsial stailit. Random assignment of guard and prisoner.
Guards were just told to keep a reasonable amount of order to an effective prison and were
told that they were going to be examining the behavior of prisoners. A basement lab was
turned into a prison and guards and prisoners were given uniforms. Prisoners were arrested like
real people are arrested, blindfolded, and brought to the mock prison. At prison, they were
treated like prisoners, given 3 meals a day and allowed to use the bathroom. Individuals each
took personality tests before to account for individual differences, then everything was
recorded and they took periodic surveys as well as daily observations. Guards and prisoners
both generally became more negative. Guards were generally aggressive and dehumanized
prisoners. Five prisoners had to be released due to depression anxiety or excessive crying. The
experiment was terminated early after only six days and while most prisoners were relieved,
most guards were upset as they became power hungry.
Charon, Joel M., Lee Garth Vigilant
Culture emphasizes similarities in thought and actions of a group of people. Our culture
differentiates us from people with whom we do not interact. Essentially social inheritance of
groups who have existed before us, and we view them as truths but one peso’s truth may not
actually be the universal truth. Value= long term commitment to an organization and its goals.
Values are represented by our actions. Goals are practical ends whereas values are moral ones.
Values are important to keep in mind when setting goals to focus on them, and culture is made
up of these goals and values at their core. Norms are rules and expectations and make up part
of a culture. Subculture- salle diisio ithi a lage soiet’s culture- for ex a group within
the American culture. Countercultures oppose a culture and lead to social change. culture is
important because it brings like minded people together and promotes social change and more
importantly because people really start to believe things when they are part of that culture and
immersed in the values goals thoughts and actions of the culture.
Street codes exist in inner cities. Some people teach their kids the code even if they do not like
it because the can be in physical danger as well as disrespected if they do not follow the code.
The code begins where policing ends and individual choice begins. Families can either be street
oriented or decent, or sometimes some of each on different occasions. Decent is more
mainstream working poor who are better off financially. They often have the grandmas raise
the kids, turn to god, and care about the kids schooling. Street families are fed up with the
system and teach aggression to protect oneself; their kids roam the streets and the parents tell
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