Kitty Genovese and The Bystander Effect

Clip | 5m 23s

Despite the urban legend surrounding Kitty Genovese's murder, her case continues to be studied because of the reportedly large number of people who failed to come to her aid that lonely night. That behavioral reaction has come to be known as "The Bystander Effect" or "Kitty Genovese Syndrome." Fordham University professor Harold Takooshian discusses "The Bystander Effect."

Aired: 05/30/16

Rating: NR

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