After the Crime: Victim Decision Making by Martin S. Greenberg

By Martin S. Greenberg

Analyzing the findings of 20 experiences, concerning greater than 5,000 humans, this ebook explores the choice making strategy of the crime sufferer within the instant aftermath of victimization. utilizing a wide variety of leading edge learn thoughts, the authors determine the results of rape, theft, housebreaking, and robbery on members from diversified nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This paintings might be of price to those that paintings without delay with crime sufferers, and to researchers who're attracted to the method of determination making below demanding circumstances.

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It remained for the secretary to provide conclusive proof that a theft had occurred. " In almost half of the instances (44%), this question was sufficient to elicit a statement about the empty envelopes. In response, the secretary appeared surprised and volunteered to check the worksheets, which were located in another room. " She offered to check the worksheets and then left the room. Several minutes later, she returned with evidence that a theft had occurred. The evidence consisted of four of the AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH 27 Figure 2-5.

A score of 5 was assigned if they agreed to call the police after the first prod; a score of 4 if they agreed to call after the second prod; a score of 3 after the third prod; a score of 2 if they resisted all 28 CHAPTER 2 Figure 2-6. Participant taking phone from secretary. prods; and a score of 1 if they failed to label the incident as a theft. The participants' responses were recorded on a special form by an assistant who observed the interaction through a one-way mirror and who listened to the conversation by way of a concealed microphone.

Approximately two months after their participation, they were sent a photo of a simulated police lineup and asked to identify the confederate-thief if 29 AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH they saw him in the photo. Finally, their recall of specific details of the theft was assessed again in a telephone interview. ) Precautions Taken to Protect Participants' Welfare Because of the many ethical questions raised by this paradigm, it might prove useful to review the precautions that were taken to protect the welfare of participants.

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