THE BYSTANDER EFFECT
Everyone has experienced the bystander effect before at least once in their lives. The bystander effect is a psychological anomaly in which increasing the amount of witnesses or "bystanders" during an incident actually decreases the likelihood that someone will help out and intervene. This is a very important matter amongst society and questions our personal morals and judgements of others. As a citizen, would you standby or help an innocent bystander? Learn more today.
The most widely known bystander effect case in the US.
Kitty Genovese, a 28 year old woman, was an innocent victim of the bystander effect.
For more than half an hour, 38 eye witnesses watched from their apartment windows in Queens as Kitty was murdered.
No one called the police.