The horrific acts of killers like Jeffrey Dahmer often overshadow their victims in the true crime industry

The true crime industry that exploded in the years after Serial, the podcast that became a cultural phenomenon in 2014, is inherently exploitative — even if the work in question has a supposedly noble mission.

Anyone who consumes true-crime podcasts, films, or television series, whether documentary or fictional, must make calculations as to whether the broader search for truth, redemption, or cultural inquiry justifies the inherently charged aspect of retelling harrowing stories. And sometimes the question arises as to whether such justification stands, as in the case of Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series. Dahmer – Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/gruesome-acts-of-killers-like-jeffrey-dahmer-often-overshadow-their-victims-in-the-true-crime-cottage-industry-42028197.html The horrific acts of killers like Jeffrey Dahmer often overshadow their victims in the true crime industry

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