First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Geralyn JonesFollow

Mentor/s

Prof. Mary E. Ignagni Prof. Jennifer McLaughlin

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The True Crime genre is a booming industry with new series, films, and documentaries to watch all the time. This paper takes a deeper look into the reasons that people are drawn to the genre. However, even though it is a great source of entertainment, the media’s use of drama and advertising techniques causes people to have a warped sense of the criminal justice system and lose touch with the reality of these cases. In that respect this paper also examines the effects that the dramatization of these events has on the viewers.

College and Major available

Media Arts BA, Theater Arts

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone, HN-300D, Prof. Jennifer McLaughlin and Prof. Mary E. Ignagni

Location

Session N: West Campus West Building W140

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:15 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 2:15 PM

Students' Information

Geralyn Jones

Media Arts (Film and Television) and Theatre Arts (Musical Theatre)

Honors Minor

Class of 2022

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Apr 29th, 1:15 PM Apr 29th, 2:15 PM

The Allure and Effects of the True Crime Genre

Session N: West Campus West Building W140

The True Crime genre is a booming industry with new series, films, and documentaries to watch all the time. This paper takes a deeper look into the reasons that people are drawn to the genre. However, even though it is a great source of entertainment, the media’s use of drama and advertising techniques causes people to have a warped sense of the criminal justice system and lose touch with the reality of these cases. In that respect this paper also examines the effects that the dramatization of these events has on the viewers.

 

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