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

By Martin S. Greenberg

Analyzing the findings of 20 reviews, related to greater than 5,000 humans, this ebook explores the choice making strategy of the crime sufferer within the instant aftermath of victimization. utilizing a huge diversity of leading edge learn strategies, the authors investigate the consequences of rape, theft, housebreaking, and robbery on participants from various nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This paintings can be of price to those that paintings at once with crime sufferers, and to researchers who're drawn to the method of determination making less than tense circumstances.

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The self-reported anger scores may have reflected participants' chronic level of anger as well as anger specific to the victimization. This qualification notwithstanding, the data suggest that in the immediate aftermath of discovering a theft, the emotional state of victims plays an important role in their decision making. This conclusion may be more appropriate for female theft victims than for male theft victims, given the finding that the level of self-reported anger predicted the reporting decisions of female but not male victims.

As in the first study, participants were recruited by ads placed in local newspapers. Instead of being offered $10 for 1112 hours, they were EXPERIMENTS ON SOCIAL INFLUENCE IN VICTIM DECISION MAKING 39 offered $8 for 1V4 hours of participation. The telephone screening for health problems eliminated 46 respondents. Of the 145 respondents for whom appointments were made, 19 were eliminated for the following reasons: suspiciousness (n = 8), health problems (n = 4), inability to follow instructions or complete the task (n = 3), refusal to sign consent form (n = 3), and experimenter error (n = 1).

PARTICIPANT: I'm just very much appalled by it. I thought I couldn't have grabbed two [envelopes] at a time, but I never suspected this. SECRETARY: The police should definitely be notified. I'll dial and you can speak to them. PARTICIPANT: No! I don't want to cause him any embarrassment. I think I'm more embarrassed than he is. Tests of the Hypotheses Across all conditions the percentage of participants notifying the police was 31%. Participants were judged to have reported if they had a report score of 3 or higher, that is, if they reached for the phone either spontaneously or in response to one of the secretary's prods.

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