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Chapter 4: Broken Culture: A Window of Opportunity
Learning about the Kitty Genovese story and the research conducted by Darley and Latane was my first “Aha!” moment, when I realized that bystanderism exists outside school. Learning about the idea of Broken Windows turned out to be my second.
That techniques used to influence society at large, through small yet tangible actions, could be effective within schools should have been obvious, but I had not given it any thought. I did understand that if you follow the rules, you don't get into trouble. Being a type-A good girl, I had always followed the rules and as a result had never dealt with the police. My behaviors had ...