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    acceptable to society. Bystanders who witness a conflict are obligated to generate a decision of whether to isolate themselves from the scene or take responsibility into their own. Although it is shocking when an individual is unwilling to help another in a time of need, people need to discern the reasoning of why they believe it is not their responsibility to intervene. The attack in New York City launched a whole new feel of study into something that became known as the bystander effect—why…

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    observers that none felt compelled to help, having been influenced by the perception that perhaps an unseen someone already had gotten help. To that end, they created an experiment that would create a similar scenario in order to see if by having more bystanders at the…

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    Contemporary society has been faced with many cultural revolutions as the decades have progressed. Spanning from the early 1950’s to 2016, American Culture has strayed from the commonly shared values of a once religiously rooted America. The way in which we dress, our colloquialism, and commonly accepted values have propelled America into a very interesting era in which each new generation continues to distance our values from those in post-World War II United States. In Martin Gansberg’s…

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    Group Size And Willingness

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    Group Size And Willingness To Help Many experiments conducted in the past suggest that group size inversely correlates with the likelihood of an individual to give aide. This could be attributed to diffusion of responsibility. Simply put, diffusion of responsibility is when in a group, an individual feels less inclined either socially or morally to give help to someone in need. Many people have conducted experiments revolving around this happening of diffusion of responsibility,John Darley,…

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    inform those involved of the legalities consistent with the emergency management field. Attorneys are ethically bound to represent their clients zealously. “This means that society in general is less important than the client’s best interest, so the effect of representation on the client is the lawyer’s main focus” (Nicholson, W. C., 2008, p. 81-82). This knowledge is simply understanding there can be a right and wrong side to every story, however, having an attorney on the department’s side…

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    by not one or two people but by Thirty eight. These thirty eight people did nothing to stop the murder and rape of Catherine Genovese. According to Slater, John Darley, and Bibb Latane these thirty eight witnesses did nothing because of the bystander effect. This chapter of Slater’s book…

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    The murder of Kitty Genovese is a very touchy subject. No one really knows the truth. Was there 37 or 38 witnesses? Psychologists say they only found a half a dozen witnesses, and the 6 people who seen it, didn’t see the whole incident. In 1964, Kitty Genovese was attacked, raped and murdered in her home by a man named Winston Moseley after returning from her job early on March 13, 1964. Winston approached Kitty as she was walking toward her home. As Kitty began to run away in fear, she was…

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    The Death of Kitty Genovese Martin Gansberg was a reporter for the New York times for over 40 years. He was born in Brooklyn, and he earned an award for excellence for writing this article in 1964. Gansberg tells us the story of the murder of “Kitty.” A twenty-eight-year-old Catherine Genovese, who was called “Kitty” by almost everyone in the neighborhood. The man stabbed Kitty to death. Kitty cried for help, and the neighbors heard her, but did not do much to help. After Kitty was dead, the…

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    “Loudon Wainright: A Tale of Human Nature” On March 13, 1964, 38 people watched, 38 people looked away, 38 people did not do anything, only 1 person suffered. That's what happened in "The Dying Girl that No One Helped," an editorial by Loudon Wainright. In the editorial Wainright tells about Kitty Genovese and how she was murdered in front of at least 38 witnesses. After the murder nobody wanted to fess up and explain what happened that night, they did not even want to call the police. This…

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    Kitty Genovese Experiment

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    anyone was looking. After helping the lady from the fall I looked at my surrounding and seen many bystanders just watching with no reaction to help, at that moment it was like this experiment others didn’t feel obligated to speak up or take action. A person is ess likley to take resposibilityfor an action due to others being present in a situation, which leads to diffusion of resposibility. Bystanders are an example of pluristic ignorance and they assume that if others are not reacting or…

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