When Does an Interest in Crime Become Grief Porn?

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In a time when people are self-proclaimed “murderinos” and “true crime enthusiasts,” I think it’s fair to say that interest in crime stories and the macabre is not a quirky niche interest. True crime is increasingly mainstream, with podcasts and documentaries about crimes offering mass appeal.

True crime has always interested me, and I’ve spent a lot of time researching cases…