By Martin S. Greenberg
Analyzing the findings of 20 stories, concerning greater than 5,000 humans, this publication explores the choice making technique of the crime sufferer within the fast aftermath of victimization. utilizing a wide diversity of leading edge study recommendations, the authors examine the consequences of rape, theft, housebreaking, and robbery on contributors from diversified nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This paintings should be of worth to those that paintings without delay with crime sufferers, and to researchers who're drawn to the method of selection making below tense circumstances.
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05. 01. Finally, there was a slight but nonsignificant tendency for nonreporters who had lost $3 to cite the triviality of the theft (62%) as a reason for not wanting to report the theft, compared to nonreporters who lost $20 (44%). We cannot assume, of course, that the reasons offered to the secretary for not wishing to call the police reflect the "true" motives for participants' actions. These data are described simply to provide an understanding of the kinds of explanations offered by participants in this situation.
45. Participants' responses to these questions clearly indicate that for the vast majority the experience was worthwhile. Many saw it as a valuable AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH 35 learning experience. As one participant wrote on the questionnaire, "I'm glad it happened to me, because now I know how I responded to being victimized. " Another participant wrote, "It was also fun and will give me something to talk about. I think it will influence my decision if I am ever robbed. " In most instances, participants understood why we could not return the $11 that had been "stolen" from them.
Nonreporters, n = 78) showed that these reasons for not wanting to call the police were ''Not important, not worth the time" (37%), "Not a police matter" (24%), "Police ineffectiveness" (20%), "Concern about the thief's welfare" (10%), "Fear of retaliation" (5%), and "Other" (3%). Typical of responses classified as "Not important, not worth the time" was the following response of a 21-year-old female participant: The least I can do is get the police's number so you can file a complaint with them.