It's no question that Americans are fascinated with crime. Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was one of the most streamed Netflix shows of all time following its release in 2022. The American news circuit swarmed the famous Gabby Petito case for months following her disappearance in August of 2021. Ted Bundy is a name that everyone knows.
Whether it's good or bad, people love to consume stories and retell those associated with crime. This guide is designed to explore the narrative of true crime and its phenomena in America in an elective undergraduate class. Access to resources that delve into the world of true crime, its meanings in popular culture, and the lasting impact of said crimes and their publicity are available here. This a space for students to investigate true crime stories themselves and question why crime holds such gravity as a theme through the websites, articles, books, dissertations, and more listed here. Do the retelling of horrendous crimes glorify them in some way, or is it important to tell such tales in order to prevent future crimes? Maybe this topic is of interest just because it’s so unbelievable to the average Joe. You can decide for yourself after taking the course and looking at the resources.
Sullivan, O. (2023, February 28). The Triumph of True Crime Media. Lawyer Monthly | Legal News Magazine. https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2023/02/the-triumph-of-true-crime-media/#:~:text=Bloody%2C%20disturbing%20and%20fascinatingly%20personal,the%20perpetrators%20of%20violent%20crime.