Kristie Monroe

Political scientist Kristen Monroe, an expert on bystanders and altruism, believes there are some smaller reasons why people didn’t stop: the subzero temperatures had people hurrying, and the darkness of the evening meant some people genuinely might not have seen [Jolene] Waldref lying on the sidewalk. But the broader question to Monroe, who is the director of the University of California, Irvine Ethics Center, is whether a community cares about each other, or if individuals put themselves first.

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