Behavioural effects of three simulated prison environments

Criminology Research Council grant ; (8/75)

Council funds were used in this project to produce a 16mm colour film of 34 minutes duration of a controlled experiment on the effects of three simulated prison environments. The three regimes studied varied in terms of emphasis on security on the one hand, and the dignity and participation of prison subjects on the other. The experiment clearly demonstrated the greater effectiveness of the latter approach. It is expected that this film will be widely used, both in Australia and overseas, as an aid in the training of correctional staff.