Thirty-Eight Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police

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This article from The New York Times by Martin Gansberg can help students reflect on ‘Lord of the Flies’. In 1964 The brutal murder of Kitty Genovese and the disturbing lack of action by her neighbours became emblematic in what many perceived as an evolving culture of violence and apathy in the United States. In fact, social scientists still debate the causes of what is now known as “the Genovese Syndrome.”

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