Ethics of Entertainment: An Obsession with 'True Crime'?

Ethics of Entertainment: An Obsession with 'True Crime'?

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Family friendly
  • Open to the public

Over the past decade or so, "True Crime" as an entertainment has become extremely popular. Streaming services have hundreds of series on the topic, and 50% of the top charting podcasts are True Crime Podcasts. What is this human fascination that has become such entertainment? Is this a form of trauma porn? In this program we explore reasons behind True Crime popularity and the way its ethical ramifications impact those who are "obsessed" with these stories and how the entertainment industry capitalizes on another's tragedy, loss or misfortune.

Event contact

Rae Macias

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

6:00 pm7:30 pm (MST)


ASU Tempe Campus West Hall Room 135