True crime is one of the most popular genres on the bookshelves--new docuseries and podcasts entice an audience millions strong. But why are we so drawn to real-life horror? What does it say about us?
True crime is about humanity. We are hardwired to pay attention to things that could harm us, and that’s why so many of us are captivated by the genre. It’s not a reflection of something dark within us--it’s a reflection of human nature.
True crime has become more than a source of entertainment, and it plays a critical role in giving forgotten victims a voice they never had the chance to share. Indeed, reading and sharing true crime stories is an act of social responsibility.
When true crime is done well, it teaches us how to be vigilant. It teaches us compassion, and it keeps the memories of victims alive.
True crime writers have the responsibility to provide a balanced narrative and tell the stories of both perpetrator and victim without sensationalism. It is through this careful attention to detail that the victim is honored, and innocent bystanders are protected from the crossfire.
Best Crime Stories: True Crime Murder :12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases
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