By Martin S. Greenberg
Analyzing the findings of 20 reports, concerning greater than 5,000 humans, this publication explores the choice making technique of the crime sufferer within the instant aftermath of victimization. utilizing a vast variety of cutting edge learn options, the authors check the consequences of rape, theft, housebreaking, and robbery on participants from varied nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This paintings may be of price to those that paintings without delay with crime sufferers, and to researchers who're attracted to the method of choice making lower than demanding circumstances.
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Participants then completed an anonymous evaluation of their experience in the experiment. Results obtained from the 64 participants who served as pilot subjects indicated that the paradigm was believable and that it was minimally stressful. Consequently, it was deemed ready for use. , theft magnitude). Over the course of the six studies, the paradigm underwent fine tuning. Insights gained from each study produced modifications designed to strengthen the paradigm. The remainder of this chapter describes the initial paradigm in more detail and the results of the first experiment.
08. Five participants were omitted from this analysis because they failed to provide information on one of the covariates (three failed to provide age information, and two failed to provide information about family earnings). The hypothesized interaction between level of anger and type of advice was not significant. 89. 01). The data were consistent with the hypothesis that the greater the victims' level of anger, the greater their willingness to notify the police. The marginally significant main effect of advice yielded exactly the same pattern of means as was obtained in the original analysis.
Participants lost $11 of the $12 that they had earned on the first task because they had completed three sheets below the norm for their age group. It was also announced that the thief had earned an additional $11 and that the bystander had lost $5. Unlike in the first study, the transfer of the money took place in the 40 CHAPTER 3 secretary's office. Following the announcement of the results, all three were told that the study had been completed and that they should go to the secretary's office.