Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
Despite the hype, the new fashion-based true crime film has garnered mixed reviews from audiences and critics alike.
Trinity Crompton, Molloy College
These stories have leaked into nearly all forms of media. People casually consume such heavy content, but how is it affecting them?
Michelle Buckley, Chapman University
This show follows an unlikely trio that uses their true-crime obsession to crack a real murder that happened in their apartment building.
Kelsie Westmoreland, Washington and Lee University
Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds’ hit podcast dives into documentaries about the most notorious cases with a comedic spin.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
Netflix’s latest docuseries focuses more on misleading conspiracies than facts and consequently reveals a problematic trend in the true crime genre.
Samantha Havela, University of Michigan
The mukbanger has captivated audiences with her fun-loving personality, mouthwatering meals and innate storytelling abilities.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ and the second season of ‘Making a Murderer’ serve as perfect examples of the moral questions the genre can encounter.
Hannah Reynoso, University of Iowa
Hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat not only recount compelling tales of heinous crimes, but offer important advice for staying alive.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Creators Nat and Aly draw in listeners with their friendly banter and exploration of haunted things in this casual podcast about all things spooky.
Starr Shapiro, Columbia University
Netflix’s recent reboot taps into people’s fascination with unresolved cases in the hopes of getting justice for victims and their families.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
Some people question if the genre can truly be ethical, but the two hosts of this show are doing their best.
Lisa Lilianstrom, Northern Illinois University
If you’re craving more real life drama, look no further than these gripping films and TV series.
Abby Webb, Rice University
Hailing from Minnesota, these three friends drink wine and put their own spin on the true crime podcast.
Zailin Peña, Southern Adventist University
Dive deep into the true crime genre this summer.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Stay sexy and read this book.
Sarah Diggins, Ithaca College
The truth is always stranger than fiction.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
Could you figure out why a 13-year-old would murder his parents?
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Don’t listen to any of these alone.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
The real crime would be not giving them a chance.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
The hosts disagree on everything, which leads to different perspectives and comedy gold.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
Not only will the story keep you up at night, it’ll make you do something more terrifying: consider the investigator as a person.
Instead of asking “who,” the podcast asks “why?”
Erika Skorstad, Champlain College
The delivered packages give you clues, documents, artifacts and even audio clips so real you might forget it’s all a game.
Between the blood and investigative prowess, these documentaries will remind you that being a detective is nothing like playing Clue with the family.
Bethany Knickerbocker, Emerson College
How the ever changing genre of true crime helps society.
Jenna Ramsey, Seattle University and Guest Contributor
The schadenfreude is just how you know it’s working.
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