Why Do We Love True Crime? A Look At Morbid Curiosity Through Time

With the recent proliferation of true crime media, I see more and more people wondering where the appeal of such morbidity comes from. It’s a question worth asking, particularly since the popularity of true crime in this new decade only seems to be growing. The modern-day true-crime boom that appeared to begin with the likes of Making a Murderer has birthed a new generation of people who consider the study of true crime a hobby like any other — but, to go back to that original question, why?