As a culture, we’ve been fascinated by all things true crime since the term ‘serial killer’ became widely known and used.
But is this form of entertainment exploitive of the victims’ and their surviving family members?
In today’s Psych Cinema, therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaks down the psychology of true crime, sensationalizing violent acts, and accountability in the creative process when portraying the stories of serial killers.
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