Monday, October 11, 2010

The Scope-Severity Paradox

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Why Doing More Harm Is Judged to Be Less Harmful

Free full-text published research article by Loran Nordgren and Mary-Hunter McDonnell who found that that increasing the number of people victimized by a crime actually decreases the perceived severity of that crime and leads people to recommend less punishment for crimes that victimize more people.

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The Scope-Severity Paradox

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