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Acts Of Violence - Ryan David JahnAn Audience To Murder (637 words)
by cazkins - written on 04/10/11 (Very useful, 41 readings)
I came across this in the library and as soon as I took a look at the blurb on the back I was interested. I guess that's the psychologist in me, but the basing of this story of a phenomenon, the bystander effect, sounded like an interesting concept, even though I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from the style of writing as I'd never heard of the author before. It turns out that this is a little hidden gem that was well worth reading. Acts Of Violence was conceived from an event in 1960s New York, where a woman, Kitty Genovese, was raped and murdered. Although many people saw the incident happen in the comfort of their own homes, looking through the window, no one helped or ...