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By Martin S. Greenberg

Analyzing the findings of 20 reports, related to greater than 5,000 humans, this ebook explores the choice making strategy of the crime sufferer within the quick aftermath of victimization. utilizing a huge diversity of leading edge examine innovations, the authors examine the consequences of rape, theft, housebreaking, and robbery on participants from assorted nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This paintings could be of price to those who paintings without delay with crime sufferers, and to researchers who're drawn to the method of selection making less than annoying circumstances.

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However, when the thief was still on the premises (thief-present), victims of a $3 and a TABLE 2-1. 05 level of significance (Duncan's multiple-range test). 31 AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH $20 theft were equally likely to report the theft. As predicted, when the theft was only $3 participants were more likely to report when the thief was still present than when he was absent, although the difference was not statistically significant. Reporting as a Function of Victim's Sex and Race We performed additional analyses in order to examine the effect that the victim's sex and race had on reporting.

Street where bogus organization was located. 19 AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH of nearby parking facilities. In order to enhance the appearance of legitimacy of the enterprise, the organization's name was listed on the directories outside the building and in the entrance hall. The organization's apparent legitimacy was also increased by the other occupants of the building, who included a physician, an attorney, and a justice of the peace. The organization's offices were furnished with props that included desks, file cabinets, and work cubicles.

These observations led us to consider seriously the mediating role of emotional arousal in victim reporting. Research by Schachter and Singer (1962) helped guide our thinking. Their research demonstrated that the experience of an emotional state involves two components: an arousal component and an appropriate label for that arousal. In a series of experiments, Schachter and Singer demonstrated that others in the situation can influence how people label their states of arousal. All that was required in our paradigm, therefore, was the presence of a bystander who would "help" participants label their state of arousal.

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