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True Advocacy in a True Crime World

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True crime has become so pervasive in pop-culture that it is almost impossible to avoid. The nature of how common it is to talk about crime, has taken on a life on its own, making the public feel as if they are part of these very real, true cases. The question is, how ethical is true crime when these are the stories of real people and real situations? Do the silent victims and their loved ones have a right to privacy? How is the telling and re-telling of these stories impacting the living victims and advocates assisting in these cases? And what can content creators do to ensure their storytelling is ethical?

Date Created: April 9, 2024