Law and Society: Complicity and the Bystander Effect - Part 1

In this episode Law and Society, Andrew discusses the crime of complicity and how a very small thing can have enormous consequences, and the phenomenon called the “bystander effect.”

  • What is “Complicity”?

  • Will I get punished if I’m hanging out with friends who commit a crime?

  • Can I get punished if I give someone a ride who commits a crime?

  • What is the UCLA experiment?

  • What is the “Bystander Effect”?

  • What is the Latane and Darley experiment?

  • Why do people tend to not get involved if others are present?

Listen to Part 2 here.