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People/Characters: Kitty Genovese

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Chief! by Albert A. Seedman
Fifty Years after Kitty Genovese by Albert A. Seedman
Game Theory 101: The Murder of Kitty Genovese by William Spaniel
The Living Dead: Switched Off, Zoned Out - The Shocking Truth About Office Life by David Bolchover
No one helped by Marcia M. Gallo
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt
True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin Dwyer
Twisted Confessions by Charles E. Skoller

Character description

Catherine Susan Genovese (July 7, 1935 – March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York on March 13, 1964.   The circumstances of her murder and the lack of reaction of numerous neighbors were reported by a newspaper article published two weeks later;  the common portrayal of neighbors being fully aware but completely nonresponsive has later been criticized as inaccurate.  Nonetheless, it prompted investigation into the social psychological phenomenon that has become known as the bystander effect (or "Genovese syndrome") and especially diffusion of responsibility. Harold

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